Enterprise is a proven and powerful nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. We foster community improvement from the ground up: well-designed, affordable homes connected to resources like health care, schools, jobs and transportation. So that people have the opportunities to reach their full potential.
We work to strengthen community-based organizations advancing our shared mission. In most instances, we award grants through a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process. We don’t gather grant application information by email or phone. Our grant process also does not involve providing sensitive personal information such as Social Security number, birth date or bank account information.
Below is a description of current grant opportunities available to community-based organizations.
Colorado Rural Rental Housing Preservation Academy - Call For Applicants
Our new Colorado Rural Rental Housing Preservation Academy begins in April 2020 – a series of no-cost trainings and peer learning sessions designed to help rural housing providers acquire and/or preserve USDA Rural Development (RD), HUD, LIHTC, and other restricted rental housing in rural Colorado. Offered by Enterprise Community Partners, Colorado Health Foundation, Fannie Mae, the Academy will be open to existing owner/operators interested in preserving rental assistance (RA) in their properties, or parties interested in acquisition for the purpose of preservation of RA and the affordability of the units. Through this call for applications nonprofit participants and housing authorities will be awarded no-cost targeted one-on-one technical assistance to support their efforts for preservation as well as travel stipends to participate in the Academy sessions.
Applications should be submitted electronically in separate PDFs and labeled as instructed above to Susan Anderson by 5:00 pm CST on November 27, 2019. We cannot accept late or incomplete proposals.
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Grants
The Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas program (HEART), a partnership between the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and Enterprise Community Partners, is offering grants of up to $50,000 and technical assistance to eligible nonprofits providing housing assistance to families displaced or otherwise affected by Hurricane Harvey. These grants are made possible through a generous gift from the Rebuild Texas Fund.
For questions about the HEART program, please email Monica Gonzalez.
Enterprise is excited to the lead the newly announced Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge, a $20 million commitment from Wells Fargo Foundation designed to launch the next generation of housing affordability solutions.
HUD Capacity Building (Section 4) Grants
One of Enterprise’s primary sources of grant funding is the HUD Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program, commonly referred to as Section 4. Since Congressional authorization in 1993, the program has helped low-income families and neighborhoods in more than 2,000 urban and rural communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
These funds are used to build capacity in nonprofit community development organizations – Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community Development Corporations (CDCs) – that meet eligibility requirements. Building capacity strengthens organizations to help them successfully:
- Implement HUD programs
- Design, finance and execute community development and affordable housing projects
- Coordinate on cross-programmatic, place-based approaches
- Facilitate knowledge sharing
To learn more about the Section 4 program, see Enterprise's blog.
Section 4 Grant Funding Round IN PROGRESS (Invitation Only Stage)
- Email invitation to submit full proposal: week of August 8
- Submission Deadline for full proposal: September 9, 11:59 p.m. EDT
- Expected date for selection notifications: October 15
Still have questions on Section 4 grant opportunities
Resources for Applicants & Grantees
- Federal Grants Requirements
- Racial Equity webinar, worksheet and toolkit
- Enterprise Community Partners Grants Guide
- Section 4 WebEx tutorials
- 2015 Green Communities Criteria
Sign up to receive HUD Section 4 funding round notifications
See examples of how our Section 4 funding has been used to build capacity across the country