Sprints provide opportunities for community-based teams to learn about community investment, adaptive leadership, and racial equity and to access one-on-one coaching and peer learning. These “sweet spot” learning opportunities are targeted, time-limited, collaborative, and action-oriented.

Strengthening Community Investment

In urban centers and rural areas across the U.S., leaders in climate resilience, housing and community development, planning, philanthropy, finance, economic development, and community organizing are coming together to undo the legacy of structural racism and long-term disinvestment. CCI’s capital absorption framework strengthens local community investment systems to create deal pipelines to unlock capital to create equitable communities where everyone can thrive.

Current Sprints

Financing Affordable Housing

Healthy Housing, Healthy Communities

The Healthy Housing, Healthy Communities (H3C) Partnerships initiative aims to leverage the state housing finance agency’s role at the center of the affordable housing system to attract significant health institution involvement and elevate community-level leadership in addressing the worsening housing affordability crisis in America.

Health Partner Investment Learning Lab

Recognizing the deep tie between community development and health, for the past decade NeighborWorks America has supported their network in working “upstream” to improve living conditions and address social and racial inequities. Today, nearly 70% of the NeighborWorks network is advancing health strategies in their communities.

Past Programs and Initiatives

An overview of past initiatives pursued by the Center for Community Investment.

Past Programs

Hospitals and health systems can be game-changing participants in efforts to improve conditions in the places they serve. They can do this through investing upstream in the social determinants, harnessing an array of assets to create more equitable, sustainable, and healthy communities.


Past Programs

This Sprint brought together four teams pursuing place-based housing investment initiatives in California’s San Bernardino and Riverside counties (a region known as the Inland Empire).


This four-month Sprint was designed for leaders committed to leveraging community investment to tackle a challenge associated with racial inequities and economic marginalization in their communities.


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Connecting Capital and Community (3C), funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co, addresses the racial inequities at the core of the housing ecosystem. The three-year initiative is working to change opportunity structures in six U.S. cities.

Fulcrum Fellowship

The Fulcrum Fellowship is an intensive, hands-on program designed to equip leaders with the community investment, racial equity, and adaptive leadership knowledge and skills to ignite lasting change in communities.

Field Catalyst

Field Catalysts are transformational leaders from across the country, trained to become adaptive leadership coaches and community investment experts, boosting our impact and accelerating the field.