Anchor Institutions

Anchor Institutions

20/20/2000 Housing Initiative, Harvard University

Started in 2000, the 20/20/2000 Housing Initiative is a collaboration between Harvard University and local leaders to address the lack of affordable housing in the Boston and Cambridge areas. The University, through its $20 million, 20-year affordable housing low-interest fund, provides assistance to help create and preserve affordable housing for low and middle-income residents. To date, the Fund has helped finance the creation or renovation of more than 4,350 units of affordable housing. Read more about 20/20/2000 Housing Initiative, Harvard University...

Brush Creek Community Partners

This effort, begun in 1994, has brought together local colleges and research institutes, hospitals, art museums, the Kauffman Foundation and business to collaborate to pursue a common mission of developing a cultural and research corridor surrounded by healthy neighborhoods. Over the course of the following decade, over $1 billion was invested in corridor initiatives. Read more about Brush Creek Community Partners...

Community Building Institute

Encouraging asset-based community planning by the community instead of outside agencies, the Community Building Institute (CBI) works to improve communities and the way of life of the people who live in them. CBI helps facilitate and support many community-based initiatives, but the push for these projects comes first and foremost from the community residents themselves. Read more about Community Building Institute...

Community Innovators Lab at MIT

With a focus on democratic engagement, shared wealth generation, and urban sustainability, the Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) is a center for research and practice within the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) that promotes collaboration and partnership between MIT and community organizations. Read more about Community Innovators Lab at MIT...

Connective Corridor

Connecting the University Hill with downtown Syracuse, NY, the Connective Corridor is a revitalization project that showcases the variety of art and cultural assets of the city, encouraging economic development, tourism, and urban residential "smart growth." Led by the city's principal anchor institution - Syracuse University, the Corridor will feature creative lighting, sustainable transportation options, urban reforestation, technology hot spots, and offer opportunities for student learning and faculty scholarship. Read more about Connective Corridor...

Federation of Neighborhood Centers

Since its founding in 1906, the Federation of Neighborhood Centers (formerly named the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements) has helped improve communities by strengthening families and civic life. The group achieves this mission through working with 17 settlement houses and neighborhood centers—community-based anchor institutions that provide services for low-income families, children and youth—reaching over 100,000 people a year. Read more about Federation of Neighborhood Centers...

New Schools Better Neighborhoods

New Schools Better Neighborhoods was formed both to advocate for a vision of public facilities, most especially schools, as vital community centers, and to assist families and neighborhoods in creating built models of community centered learning centers. The group has emerged as California's independent, neighborhood-led master planner, committed to reforming existing approaches to site and designing family resource centers, public schools, parks, libraries, and housing. Read more about New Schools Better Neighborhoods...

Rochester Area Foundation--First Homes

Supported by a $7 million donation from the area's leading anchor institution and employer the Mayo Clinic (which employs 28,000 in a city of 95,000), the Rochester Area Foundation in 1999 launched First Homes. Mayo's leading donation led to an additional $7 million in donations, leveraging an additional $115 million. To date, 420 new single-family homes and more than 225 new below-market-rate rental units have been built. Read more about Rochester Area Foundation--First Homes...

SwedishAmerican

SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system that serves 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Read more about SwedishAmerican...

The Partnership Community Development Corporation

Founded in 1992, The Partnership CDC (formerly West Philadelphia Partnership), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, health care institutions, local companies, community development corporations, and neighborhood associations, is working to strengthen neighborhoods and the overall city by building affordable housing, spurring job creation and fostering economic development in West Philadelphia. It has provided credit counseling and financial literacy to 6,400 families and has invested more than $64 million dollars into the local community. Read more about The Partnership Community Development Corporation...

University Park Plan

The University Park plan, developed between 2001 and 2002 by Indiana University Northwest with oversight from a City task force consisting of representatives of community organizations, store owners, local educational institutions and City agencies, seeks to utilize schools, area colleges, and community centers as anchor institutions for its comprehensive community redevelopment effort. Read more about University Park Plan...

Uptown Consortium

Founded in the summer of 2003 by the leaders of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, TriHealth, Inc. and the University of Cincinnati, the Uptown Consortium illustrates an anchor-based approach to community wealth building. To date, the trustees of the University of Cincinnati alone have allocated $100 million from the university's $1 billion endowment to support the effort, helping to leverage over $400 million for community renovation work. Read more about Uptown Consortium...

Municipal Enterprise

Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angles, the largest container port in the United States and the fourth largest cruise passenger facility, is credited with supporting 1.1 million jobs in California and generating $5.1 billion in state tax revenues.  In FY 2013, total operating revenues were $397.4 million. The Port is also a major real estate developer. In 2014, it completed the $32 million project, Downtown Harbor.  Previously a parking lot, the space now features a new harbor inlet for recreational vessels surrounded by a public plaza and pedestrian promenade. Read more about Port of Los Angeles...

New State & Local Policies

Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope

MICAH is a multiracial, interfaith organization committed to addressing justice issues that impact the Milwaukee community. In February 2005, MICAH succeeded in getting the County Board of Supervisors to approve the Park East Redevelopment Compact, a community benefits agreement with the project developer that will incorporate jobs for local residents and other benefits into the Park East neighborhood redevelopment plan. Read more about Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope...

Anchor Institutions

20/20/2000 Housing Initiative, Harvard University

Started in 2000, the 20/20/2000 Housing Initiative is a collaboration between Harvard University and local leaders to address the lack of affordable housing in the Boston and Cambridge areas. The University, through its $20 million, 20-year affordable housing low-interest fund, provides assistance to help create and preserve affordable housing for low and middle-income residents. To date, the Fund has helped finance the creation or renovation of more than 4,350 units of affordable housing. Read more about 20/20/2000 Housing Initiative, Harvard University...

Brush Creek Community Partners

This effort, begun in 1994, has brought together local colleges and research institutes, hospitals, art museums, the Kauffman Foundation and business to collaborate to pursue a common mission of developing a cultural and research corridor surrounded by healthy neighborhoods. Over the course of the following decade, over $1 billion was invested in corridor initiatives. Read more about Brush Creek Community Partners...

Community Building Institute

Encouraging asset-based community planning by the community instead of outside agencies, the Community Building Institute (CBI) works to improve communities and the way of life of the people who live in them. CBI helps facilitate and support many community-based initiatives, but the push for these projects comes first and foremost from the community residents themselves. Read more about Community Building Institute...

Community Innovators Lab at MIT

With a focus on democratic engagement, shared wealth generation, and urban sustainability, the Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) is a center for research and practice within the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) that promotes collaboration and partnership between MIT and community organizations. Read more about Community Innovators Lab at MIT...

Connective Corridor

Connecting the University Hill with downtown Syracuse, NY, the Connective Corridor is a revitalization project that showcases the variety of art and cultural assets of the city, encouraging economic development, tourism, and urban residential "smart growth." Led by the city's principal anchor institution - Syracuse University, the Corridor will feature creative lighting, sustainable transportation options, urban reforestation, technology hot spots, and offer opportunities for student learning and faculty scholarship. Read more about Connective Corridor...

Federation of Neighborhood Centers

Since its founding in 1906, the Federation of Neighborhood Centers (formerly named the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements) has helped improve communities by strengthening families and civic life. The group achieves this mission through working with 17 settlement houses and neighborhood centers—community-based anchor institutions that provide services for low-income families, children and youth—reaching over 100,000 people a year. Read more about Federation of Neighborhood Centers...

New Schools Better Neighborhoods

New Schools Better Neighborhoods was formed both to advocate for a vision of public facilities, most especially schools, as vital community centers, and to assist families and neighborhoods in creating built models of community centered learning centers. The group has emerged as California's independent, neighborhood-led master planner, committed to reforming existing approaches to site and designing family resource centers, public schools, parks, libraries, and housing. Read more about New Schools Better Neighborhoods...

Rochester Area Foundation--First Homes

Supported by a $7 million donation from the area's leading anchor institution and employer the Mayo Clinic (which employs 28,000 in a city of 95,000), the Rochester Area Foundation in 1999 launched First Homes. Mayo's leading donation led to an additional $7 million in donations, leveraging an additional $115 million. To date, 420 new single-family homes and more than 225 new below-market-rate rental units have been built. Read more about Rochester Area Foundation--First Homes...

SwedishAmerican

SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system that serves 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Read more about SwedishAmerican...

The Partnership Community Development Corporation

Founded in 1992, The Partnership CDC (formerly West Philadelphia Partnership), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, health care institutions, local companies, community development corporations, and neighborhood associations, is working to strengthen neighborhoods and the overall city by building affordable housing, spurring job creation and fostering economic development in West Philadelphia. It has provided credit counseling and financial literacy to 6,400 families and has invested more than $64 million dollars into the local community. Read more about The Partnership Community Development Corporation...

University Park Plan

The University Park plan, developed between 2001 and 2002 by Indiana University Northwest with oversight from a City task force consisting of representatives of community organizations, store owners, local educational institutions and City agencies, seeks to utilize schools, area colleges, and community centers as anchor institutions for its comprehensive community redevelopment effort. Read more about University Park Plan...

Uptown Consortium

Founded in the summer of 2003 by the leaders of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, TriHealth, Inc. and the University of Cincinnati, the Uptown Consortium illustrates an anchor-based approach to community wealth building. To date, the trustees of the University of Cincinnati alone have allocated $100 million from the university's $1 billion endowment to support the effort, helping to leverage over $400 million for community renovation work. Read more about Uptown Consortium...

New State & Local Policies

Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope

MICAH is a multiracial, interfaith organization committed to addressing justice issues that impact the Milwaukee community. In February 2005, MICAH succeeded in getting the County Board of Supervisors to approve the Park East Redevelopment Compact, a community benefits agreement with the project developer that will incorporate jobs for local residents and other benefits into the Park East neighborhood redevelopment plan. Read more about Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope...

Municipal Enterprise

Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angles, the largest container port in the United States and the fourth largest cruise passenger facility, is credited with supporting 1.1 million jobs in California and generating $5.1 billion in state tax revenues.  In FY 2013, total operating revenues were $397.4 million. The Port is also a major real estate developer. In 2014, it completed the $32 million project, Downtown Harbor.  Previously a parking lot, the space now features a new harbor inlet for recreational vessels surrounded by a public plaza and pedestrian promenade. Read more about Port of Los Angeles...