We are a private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit.
ECLF is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) provides access to financing for local projects including affordable housing, charter schools, and community health centers. This program-related investment loan guarantee will support the SPARCC Initiative, which stands for Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge. SPARCC will support multi-sector coalitions in six geographic regions that are focused on creating equitable opportunities and greater access to opportunity for people with low incomes. Participating coalitions will benefit from a mix of core operating support, technical assistance, convening, strategic communications, innovation grants and lending to take advantage of time-sensitive catalytic investments.
Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis and San Francisco