Foundation / Corporation
Enterprise Community Partners
09/09/19 11:59 EDT
Grants starting at $25,000 to USA, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Island nonprofit community development and housing organizations to strengthen capacity and increase their ability to develop and execute housing programs for low-income residents. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to help organizations create and implement affordable housing initiatives; coordinate on place-based and cross-programmatic approaches; and facilitate knowledge sharing. The purpose of the Section 4 program is to enhance the technical and administrative capacity of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to carry out community development and affordable housing activities.
Geographies of Interest align with the locations of Enterprise’s 11 Market Areas and National Initiatives’ efforts cross the country. For a chart of Geographies of Interest and Program Priority Areas, see:
Enterprise is soliciting applications that address CDC and CHDO capacity building in the following five Program Areas. Applications may address more than one Program Area; however, Applicants must select one (1) Program Area that most closely aligns with proposed activities.
- Program Area 1: Housing Stability
- Program Area 2: Organizational Capacity Building
- Program Area 3: Equitable Climate Resilience
- Program Area 4: Economic Mobility
- Program Area 5: Health and Housing
For further information about these program areas, see:
Organizational capacity building should result in stronger, more financially viable and diverse organizations that are better positioned to fulfill their missions and remain a voice for their community. Common examples of activities that Enterprise may fund under this Program Area include:
- Improving board oversight and governance
- Improving back office functionality/accounting systems/asset management systems
- For increased capacity for new development and preservation of affordable housing
- Expansion of population, geography, or programs/services that will deepen the organization’s work to support underrepresented and underserved populations
- Leadership development and successful leadership transitions
- Supporting recruitment, training and practices to diversify the organization’s staff, leadership and/or board to reflect the community served.
Grant funds may be used for predevelopment assistance or other financial assistance to CDCs and CHDOs to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income families and persons. For a list of allowable costs and activities, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 186267
Enterprise anticipates making awards that range from $25,000 to $100,000. Average award is expected to be $40,000.
Periods of performance will begin on the first of the month following the execution of the grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and Apply Online: https://enterprise.slideroom.com/#/login/register
Submit technical questions to: https://support.slideroom.com/customer/portal/emails/new
Submit Q & A questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions on the Section 4 grant opportunities, please email email@example.com
Questions regarding National Market Program Areas may be directed to Sarah Torsell, Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA)