Neighborhood Builders®

Since 2004, we've trained more than 1,700 nonprofit directors and emerging leaders in the United States.

A Decade of Developing Nonprofit Leaders

Strong nonprofit organizations provide essential services that improve the health and enhance the vitality of communities in the United States. Whether connecting the unemployed to skills and education they need to succeed, helping low-income families gain access to affordable housing, or providing access to food and other basic needs, each nonprofit’s mission is valuable.

Many nonprofits struggle to keep pace with increased demand for services, resulting in limited resources to address important issues in local communities. That’s why we started Neighborhood Builders — to promote the leadership potential and operational capacity of nonprofits, empowering them to meet the changing needs in local communities.

By connecting nonprofits with a unique combination of individual leadership development for the executive director and an emerging leader as well as $200,000 in flexible funding, we’re enabling them to grow strategically and address important local issues.

This investment builds on our philanthropic commitment to help address community development, basic human needs and workforce development and education in communities. Since Neighborhood Builders® began, it’s become the nation's largest philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership development. We’ve invested $160 million in 800 nonprofits and trained 1,700 nonprofit leaders to better serve our communities.

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Student Leaders

Student Leaders® 

Providing community-minded high school students with nonprofit work experience and a chance to participate in our Student Leadership Summit.



Our employees generously give their time and expertise to help revitalize local communities.

Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassadors 

We’re partnering with Vital Voices to help extraordinary women unleash their leadership potential.