Why this work is important

For far too long, Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x people in the United States have been excluded from decision making in how federal, state, and local investment dollars are spent within their own communities. This has left people living in these communities with inequitable access to education, employment, wealth, and opportunity.

Investment matters, along with the power to direct that investment.

The Partnership for Equitable and Resilient Communities was created to disrupt systemic barriers that have prevented Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x people from fully participating in this country’s economy.

Read more in our Executive Summary

Participating communities will receive

Up to $5 million for each site over 3 years (from local funding matched by national philanthropy) to help communities begin, advance, or implement equity-based housing and community development plans

Technical assistance to help communities collaboratively identify priorities, develop implementation plans and blend federal funding with local, state and private support

Flexible support to build capacity, hire staff, pay community participants for their time, create small pilots, etc.

Access to a capital/credit enhancement pool to jumpstart projects

Communications support and media training so communities can tell their stories and shape the narrative


Racial equity will drive public investment decisions so that all Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x people living in under-resourced communities in the United States have what they need to live fulfilled lives.