Grantee Profile

Living Cities: National Community Development Initiative

Grants to Living Cities: National Community Development Initiative

  • $2,250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years, 6 months)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Living Cities is a philanthropic collaborative of 22 foundations and financial institutions that works to improve conditions in urban areas and increase opportunities for low-income individuals. This grant provides three years of general operating support for Living Cities as it works to demonstrate innovative solutions to urban problems for local and national public and private sector audiences, including completion and evaluation of a five-city urban revitalization initiative, which is designed to build capacity, improve living conditions for residents, and generate policy recommendations at multiple levels of government.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To promote large-scale energy efficient measures in the U.S. multifamily and commercial real estate sectors.

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To implement an urban community development agenda (over two years).

  • $2,250,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of community development projects in 23 cities, data collection and analysis of urban markets, and public policy initiatives to strengthen cities and regions (over three years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of program expansion and the continued development of the Living Cities Policy Series.

  • $3,600,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of community development projects in 23 cities, analysis of urban markets, and public policy initiatives to strengthen cities and regions (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Living Cities: National Community Development Initiative $10,000,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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