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Intermediary Support for Organizing Communities

Community Training and Assistance Center

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $20,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2006–May 31, 2007
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

About this grant

This grant will enable the Community Training and Assistance Center to continue providing seed grants and technical assistance to emerging community-based organizations serving low-income neighborhoods in the Northeast U.S. Funding includes a grant increase that will enable the center to collaborate with the National Training and Information Center to co-sponsor an annual training conference for their subgrantee organizations. The Mott Foundation’s Intermediary Support for Organizing Communities (ISO) program was established in 1979 to increase citizen participation in democratic processes, especially in low-income communities. Since then, it has evolved into a community-organizing strategy that seeks to build and strengthen the institutional capacity of neighborhood-development organizations.The center has been a participant in the program since 1984 and is one of five intermediary organizations receiving grants as part of Mott’s 2006 ISO program.