Grants are magic. They can pay for all kinds of things that improve community health and well-being—salaries for community health workers, groceries for a food pantry, transit passes to access medical care, and housing vouchers.
At CCI, we believe that a community’s context—the ecosystem of actors, policies, resource flows, relationships, skills, behaviors, etc.—shapes how community investment functions in that community.
Transforming communities into places of opportunity for everyone requires changing the policies and practices that affect how money flows into disinvested communities.
Miami is among the fastest growing cities in the nation. In just seven years, the population of the Miami Metropolitan Area has increased more than 10%.
The population of the Richmond, VA region reached 1.29 mill
Detroit’s impressive economic revitalization and recovery in recent years owes a great deal to land practices and policies.