Community Progress Makers: Support that Fuels Impact and Transformative Change

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Community Progress Makers: Support that Fuels Impact and Transformative Change

By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi

In New York City, Green City Force provides training and leadership opportunities to youth interested in finding careers in the green energy economy.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 4:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Community Progress Makers

CONTENT: Blog

Community-based organizations have been at the forefront of transforming cities, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, acting as both spring boards to economic opportunity and critical safety nets for low-income people and communities. However, to accelerate the pace of transformative impact in our cities, these change-agents need more than financial support for specific programs. They need funders to back them in a way that allows them to amplify their influence and voice, evolve to adapt to shifting external trends, and develop new ways of addressing long-term societal challenges. It was this need that drove the Citi Foundation to launch the Community Progress Makers Fund in 2015, providing multi-year, core operating support to nonprofits in six U.S. cities. Read More.