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Strong Social Networks are Key to Turning Around Communities

Why do some neighborhoods succeed in attracting investment and providing equitable opportunity for long-time residents, while others struggle? New research confirms knowledge gleaned from LISC’s years of experience – it takes a strong and diverse network of local leaders for communities to thrive. Read here!

State Farm is giving away $25,000 grants to 40 causes

Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist. Part of the State Farm Neighborhood of Good initiative which inspires and empowers people to turn caring into doing, State Farm Neighborhood Assist is back for its seventh year. Here’s how the process works: Individuals can submit a cause at from June 6-15 or when 2,000 submissions are reached, whichever comes first. You can begin prepping your submission, so when June 6 rolls around submitting will be a breeze. The State Farm Review Committee will then narrow down the field, … Continued

Indy Awarded Partners for Places Grant to Create Neighborhood Resilience Ambassadors

Now, more than ever, communities are coming together to confront climate change and build resilience at the local level. That’s why the Funder’s Network is excited to announce the newest round of Partners for Places grantees: six cities across the United States and Canada that will receive nearly $900,000 dollars for sustainability efforts. These local sustainability efforts focus largely on empowering and engaging low-income neighborhoods — communities that are disproportionately affected by climate change and extreme weather. They will take place in cities both large and small, from a project in Indianapolis, Ind., that will recruit neighborhood “resilience ambassadors” to a solar-power … Continued

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