Partner investments make a difference
At NeighborWorks America, our partners make a difference. They help our funding go further and deeper – and last longer, and we're grateful for their confidence and support. Simply put, whether it’s for one project or a continued, yearslong investment, their trust helps us do more.
Truist Foundation, for instance, has provided NeighborWorks with funding that allows us to invest in the future through new technologies aimed at helping network organizations manage and help clients, with an eye on racial equity. Bank of America has provided unrestricted funding that allows us to put dollars where they're needed most. In the industry, this kind of funding is known as “trust-based philanthropy.” Partners trust NeighborWorks to know where funding is needed most. In turn, NeighborWorks provides grants to local network organizations who know their own communities inside out. The trust is passed along and grows as organizations are able to meet the moment, filling critical gaps at critical times.
Our partners invest in leadership development programs as well, helping us train and mentor the leaders of the future – particularly leaders of color. They help us look to tomorrow, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, supporting programs that aid small businesses and workers, and they provide scholarships so more people can take part in our state-of-the-art training. Partners like the Kresge Foundation also support creative programs that tie communities together, painting a true picture of a neighborhood's history and culture. As a whole, support from our partners allows us to create spaces where we learn from one another in an ever-changing industry, building strong communities in cooperation with the residents who live there.