September 12, 2018

Collaborative Actions are Still Happening!

Glenn Waco Performance, Insitar Abioto, APANO Communities United Fund, Portland, Oregon

*Glenn Waco Performance, Insitar Abioto, APANO Communities United Fund, Portland, Oregon

Enterprise Community Partners provided funding for community development organizations across the country to engage in local collaborative actions. Since its inception, Enterprise has been able to support dozens of organizations who have engaged with their communities to define their future. The Collaborative Action Grant program was developed with the idea that these small $5,000 grants can be used as a tool to confront challenges, shape the social and community context, and allow for the emergence of love and forgiveness.

Now, in its fifth year, the program has grown to be able to provide funding for 20 applicants selected over two rounds through a request for proposal process. Check out the organizations that were selected for their commitment to creativity and engaging local voices in the second round of 2018 Collaborative Action Grants:

  • office42 architecture, Los Angeles - Working with Homeless Healthcare LA, office42 will help create The ReFresh Spot: A community-created personal hygiene station in the heart of Skid Row
  • Maui Academy of Performing Arts, Maui, Hawaii - A Maui town deepens community connections by weaving personal stories into pop-up theatre.
  • Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corporation, Guadalupe, California - Will be spearheading The Guadalupe Makers Market - the first public platform for a fledgling group of entrepreneurs
  • Rebuilding Together San Francisco, San Francisco - Through Rebuild My Block, neighbors help plan and execute a day of house repairs in their area.
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis - Community Cafe's with youth to ensure input into and ownership of a violence prevention plan.
  • Glass House Collective, Chattanooga, Tennessee - GHC will empower neighborhood engagement in the redevelopment of their 35-acre public housing site.
  • Black Girls Cook, Baltimore - Participants will learn how to cook healthy meals and grow an edible garden in an urban environment.
  • Popps Packing, Detroit - Popps Packing is expanding Camp Carpenter to two one-week long activities, with one week being focused on girls only.
  • The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, Queens, New York - A youth-led project to address vacant storefronts by connecting artists, local civics, and owners.
  • Pigtown Main Street Inc., Baltimore - We will bring together local caregivers, parents and kids to reclaim the Tot Lot playground.

Collaborative Action Grants are made possible by The Kresge Foundation and The Kendeda Fund.

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