Neighborhood Builders®

Since 2004, we've trained nearly 2,000 nonprofit directors and emerging leaders in the United States.

Neighborhood Builders® is an example of how we deploy capital and build cross-sector partnerships to advance economic and social progress as part of our approach to responsible growth. Through the program, we address issues of economic mobility and advance nonprofit leadership to solve tough community challenges. Since 2004, we’ve partnered with nearly 1,000 nonprofits across 45 communities and helped nearly 2,000 nonprofit leaders strengthen their leadership skills by investing more than $220 million in communities.

Each Neighborhood Builder awardee receives $200,000 in flexible funding, leadership development for an executive director and an emerging leader at the organization, and the opportunity to connect to a network of peer organizations and access capital.  Neighborhood Builders is the nation’s largest philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership development.

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