Made Possible Through the Support of Generous Philanthropic Contributions
A far from inclusive list follows, demonstrating some of Enterprise’s most transformative grant relationships.
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – In the Seattle area, where stories about escalating housing costs and homelessness dominate the headlines, a heated real estate market brings another burden to low-income and working families: a shortage of early learning and childcare centers. Based on the impact a stable home has on a child’s ability to learn and the strong linkage between high-quality early learning and positive lifelong outcomes, Enterprise Community Partners launched the Home and Hope initiative to identify and secure underutilized public and tax-exempt land to address both needs. Thanks to a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Home & Hope program accelerates the work to identify and develop affordable housing and facility space for educational programs throughout King County.
- Conrad N. Hilton Foundation – Los Angeles faces one of the worst homelessness crises of any metropolitan area, and there are more people experiencing chronic homelessness in Los Angeles than anywhere in the country. The generous support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is enabling Enterprise to focus on preserving the existing portfolio of aging permanent supportive housing, while improving the efficiency and effectiveness of processes that drive the housing system for the homeless. The approach includes new financing models, policy advocacy, and building the capacity of organizations that own and manage these properties.
- The JPB Foundation – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which struck in 2017, caused devastation across regions of Texas, Louisiana, the Southeast and Puerto Rico. This was especially hard for low-income families, many of whom were displaced from their homes. The JPB Foundation’s support of Enterprise’s Hurricane Community Recovery Fund following the weather events helped to provide grants and technical assistance toward relief, recovery and rebuilding in the affected areas. Our goal is not only to see people return home, but also to see the regions come back better than before.
- The Kendeda Fund – Improving the long-term outcomes for low-income families requires providing access to a quality, affordable home and the programs and resources needed to help them get ahead. The Kendeda Fund is helping us demonstrate that thoughtful design, planning and building operations that address the interconnected needs of the residents and the environment can lead to better, more equitable communities that improve resident outcomes and reduce the impact of buildings on the built environment. In addition, the Fund’s generous support in Atlanta is fostering inclusive development near transit stations, critical to helping low-income families access good jobs, schools and health care.
- The Kresge Foundation – Enterprise sees communities as interdependent systems of residents, services, buildings and infrastructure, and believes that creative placemaking, which we define as the intentional inclusion of culture and creativity in community development, is an important next step in their evolution. Thanks to the generous support of long-time partner The Kresge Foundation, we are developing best practices in connecting residents to services and programs by integrating creative and culturally relevant strategies into the core work of community development organizations to improve social, environmental, economic and health outcomes. In addition, as part of our strategy in Detroit, Kresge has partnered with us to revitalize the neighborhoods of Winship Community and Jefferson Chalmers.
- The Rockefeller Foundation – Stagnant wages and escalating housing costs demand new pathways to economic mobility. The generous support of The Rockefeller Foundation is accelerating Enterprise’s planning efforts on a new initiative to scale economic opportunities for low-income families in the United States, and connecting these families to opportunities that help lift them up and out of poverty.
- Robin Hood Foundation – The primary cause of family homelessness in New York is economic, with skyrocketing housing costs even driving many working families into shelters. Thanks to the Robin Hood Foundation’s multi-year support of Enterprise’s Come Home NYC program, homeless families are being placed into affordable homes and provided with support services to get them out of shelters and into stable situations. The initiative has proven to be a successful model toward ending housing insecurity both in New York and throughout the country.
- William Penn Foundation – Children and families do better and achieve better outcomes when the place they call home is well-designed, healthy, and connects them to their communities in thoughtful, intentional ways. Support from William Penn Foundation will launch Enterprise’s first Rose Fellow in the city of Philadelphia to foster collaborative, community-engaged design to improve the quality of housing, connections, and community support. Working with People's Emergency Center CDC, the Rose Fellow will offer technical expertise and design talent in underserved communities of Philadelphia to improve the built environment, while also helping the organization increase its capacity to use best practices in sustainable design and development.<
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