Our Community Innovations for Racial Equity Initiative focuses on building local BIPOC-led community development capacity, supporting community power, exploring innovative community ownership models, and addressing the barriers and gaps within community development and health partnerships to effectively propel racial equity.

The goals of the Community Innovations for Racial Equity are:

  • Facilitate new connections and deepen existing connections between BIPOC-led Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and other peer organizations and provide increased access to resources, tools, and the larger national dialogue.
  • Embed capacity within these organizations to undertake community ownership models and health strategies that engage healthcare organizations (hospitals, healthcare systems, and health payors), Community Development Financial Intuitions, and other mission-driven investors.
  • Champion race equity partnerships, policies, approaches, and investments that magnify impacts and outcomes.
  • Lift up for a national audience insights, tools, resources and best practices for community-led and community-owned approaches for others doing work in this area.