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Building the Field of Community Organizing

Center for Community Change

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2008–September 30, 2010
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will assist the Center for Community Change in its efforts to build the field of community organizing. While the field of community organizing has been growing, significant gaps in reach and effectiveness currently prevent it from becoming a more powerful catalyst for fighting poverty. With this grant, the grantee’s work will focus on three major areas: 1) strengthening low-income, grassroots organizations in selected regions of the country; 2) building community organizing infrastructure in specific states; and 3) establishing a community organizing "pool of talent" for the field. The ultimate goal of this work is to increase resources and build permanent capacity to increase the ability of low-income residents to shape the programs and policies that affect their lives.