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Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

We fund research, thought leadership and convenings that seek to improve place-based community development practice in cities. We promote the transfer of ideas across urban practitioners, including those from the fields of philanthropy, community organizations, business, municipal government and other cross-sector partnerships.

We seek to foster knowledge exchange among community and economic development practitioners. This work includes:

• Funding research exploring how community development practitioners can work effectively in place.
• Capturing, sharing and facilitating exchange of best practices and new ideas for working in cities and neighborhoods.
• Bringing practitioners who work in cities together to share ideas and develop networks.

Inclusive Growth

Our investments in knowledge exchange aim to strengthen the fields of inclusive community and economic development. We prioritize efforts that seek to improve practices for the benefit of low-income communities.