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Request for Proposals: Community Development Landscape Analysis of Fresno, California

American Cities

The Kresge Foundation, through this Request for Proposals (RFP), seeks a consultant to provide its American Cities Program with a landscape analysis of the community and economic development ecosystem of Fresno, California. Fresno is one of four cities across the country where Kresge deeply invests in community development. The American Cities Program seeks to holistically current issues relevant to residents of Fresno and include community voice in our grantmaking strategies. “Community” is viewed as a multidimensional social identity at the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender expression, disability, legal status and geography.

The foundation is interested in learning more about the existing community development ecosystem in Fresno, and the unique opportunities to pursue equitable development in the city going forward. The assessment should collate readily available and, if necessary, new information to identify and detail the existing assets of Fresno’s community development ecosystem, overarching resident needs, current gaps, and barriers in access to the needs and services that contribute to economic disparities and poor economic outcomes in communities of color and work currently being done to improve economic opportunities in Fresno.

Proposals are due by Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Kresge will make selections by Feb. 3, 2023, with work to begin Feb. 13, 2023. We anticipate this scope of work to last no longer than five months.

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