Community Development Grant News

Selected community development grants and philanthropy news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Pope Revamps Fund For Rural Communities In Latin America, Caribbean

In September, the Vatican announced it was shutting down the St. Paul II-inspired Populorum Progressio Foundation for Latin America and the Caribbean, which had given more than $40 million to...more

West Bay Rotary Accepting Grant Requests

The West Bay Rotary Club in Camden, Maine, is known for its fundraising and fun-raising, but it's also known for its charitable work. The club's Charitable Foundation awards $1,500 grants twice a...more

Alliance of Milwaukee Non-Profit and Civic Organizations Announces $7.5 Million Grant
Foundation: Wells Fargo Foundation

Milwaukee is one of eight US cities to receive a $7.5 million grant to help low- and moderate-income families buy homes, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The Wells Fargo Wealth Opportunity...more

Building A Racial Justice Fund In Greater Atlanta
Foundation: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Pittsburgh Foundation

"To solve groundwater problems, we need groundwater solutions," Kim Addie and Katrina Mitchell write in an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That's the message they're trying to convey...more

The KFC Foundation Awards $500K To 50 Nonprofits

"It's extra meaningful to celebrate these non-profits during the Colonel's birthday month," says Emma Horn, executive director of the KFC Foundation, which this year awarded a record $500,000 in...more

Indiana Landmarks Works To End Erasure Of Heritage Of Black Hoosiers
Foundation: Central Indiana Community Foundation

"When you see someone of a similar race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status in the workplace, positions of power, or in the halls of academia, you feel empowered," writes...more

MacKenzie Scott Donates Beverly Hills Mansions For Affordable Housing
Foundation: California Community Foundation

MacKenzie Scott is giving away two Beverly Hills mansions worth a combined $55 million, CNBC reports. Scott, whose net worth is $38.2 billion, donated both homes to the California Community...more

Northwestern Joins Collaboration To Study Climate and Urban Science In Chicago

"If we understand the risks posed by climate change, we can address them in a fair, equitable, and sustainable way," says the director of the Argonne National Laboratory, which has been awarded $25...more

Preston Hopes State Grant Will Restore Village Feel to Poquetanuck

A Connecticut village that's been sandwiched between two of the biggest casinos in the country is hoping to get a little traffic-free. Poquetanuck Village, located in Preston, has houses dating...more

It Can Impact Anyone: Experts, Community Members Discuss Need For Affordable Housing
Foundation: Arizona Community Foundation

"This is not an aberration. Until we deal with these, we are always going to have this problem." That from Rashad Shabazz, an Arizona State University professor, and housing expert who spoke...more

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