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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities


Portland, Oregon



This 2-year grant provides general operating support to EcoDistricts, an organization dedicated to accelerating neighborhood-scale developments by assisting urban practitioners in enhancing the equity, health, resilience and vitality of neighborhoods. As part of a cross-team initiative between the Arts & Culture, Environment and Health Programs, EcoDistricts’ key goal is to empower leaders from marginalized communities to develop active and powerful voices in designing their neighborhoods’ future. EcoDistricts helps local teams working on neighborhood-scale development projects to adopt inclusive and more standardized processes to enhance community benefit through strategic planning with a focus on organizational and financial sustainability.