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Community Development

Community Development charities promote economic growth and stability through programs that increase access to affordable housing, stimulate our communities, and enhance our public and private institutions. We classify Community Development charities into four Causes:

Community Foundations Community Foundations (146)
Community Foundations promote giving by managing long-term donor-advised charitable funds for individual givers, much like a mutual fund for giving, and by distributing those funds to community-based charities over time on behalf of givers.
Housing and Neighborhood Development Housing and Neighborhood Development (267)
Charities in Housing and Neighborhood Development lead and finance development projects that invest in and improve our communities by providing utility assistance, small business support programs, and other revitalization projects.
Jewish Federations Jewish Federations (85)
Charities in this cause area typically focus on a specific geographic region and primarily support Jewish-oriented programs, organizations and activities through grantmaking efforts. Jewish Federations generally raise and distribute money to support the organizations based in their local Jewish community.
United Ways United Ways (420)
This cause is exclusively made up of United Way chapters, which typically focus on a specific geographic region. The United Way distributes funds and support to organizations promoting or advancing work in three primary areas: education, income and health. These charities work to identify and resolve community issues through partnerships with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, the faith community, and others.

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