Support Organizations: Anchor Institutions

Anchor Institutions

APPA

APPA is the association serving educational facilities professionals (formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators). APPA's membership consists of more than 1,500 learning institutions comprising over 4,700 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally. Read more about APPA...

Association for Community Health Improvement

The Association for Community Health Improvement is a national association that promotes community health, healthy communities and community benefit. The group convenes and supports leaders from the health care, public health, community and philanthropic sectors to help achieve shared community health goals, and works with hundreds of members to strengthen community health through education, peer networking and the dissemination of practical tools. Read more about Association for Community Health Improvement...

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the US and Canada. On the group's website are many resources to assist campus sustainability efforts, including a sustainability policy bank, a campus sustainability professionals page, interest groups, publications, classroom resources, and useful links for virtually every aspect of campus operation. Read more about Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education...

CEOs for Cities

CEOs for Cities is a group of more than 80 urban leaders, representing 26 of the nation's cities, that aims to foster urban development, including the role played by anchor institutions. Members include mayors, university presidents, foundation officials, corporate executives, and heads of economic and civic development organizations. Read more about CEOs for Cities...

Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm is a global coalition of 473 organizations in 52 countries. Coalition members include hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups. The organization aims to transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. Read more about Health Care Without Harm...

Making Connections--Annie E. Casey Foundation

Initiated in 1999, Making Connections is a 10-year program of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which involves a network of sites in 22 cities. In this program, the Casey Foundation, working in coordination with local partners, aims to bring together residents, community leaders, businesses, government officials, community groups, and anchor institutions such as schools and faith communities to enhance the effectiveness of local neighborhood revitalization efforts. Read more about Making Connections--Annie E. Casey Foundation...

Marga, Inc.

Marga is a consulting firm that addresses cross-sector partnerships, philanthropy, strategy, and various aspects of management. Much of Marga's work focuses on universities and their role as anchored institutions and engines of economic development within the communities in which they are located. Read more about Marga, Inc....

National Association of Educational Procurement

Since the 1920's, NAEP has been the non-profit professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada. The group aims to promote effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education, through continuing education, conferences on such topics as sustainability and minority contracting, networking, public information and advocacy. Read more about National Association of Educational Procurement...

National Rural Funders Collaborative

The National Rural Funders Collaborative is a philanthropic initiative designed to leverage $100 million over ten years to support rural communities and families facing persistent poverty. Recognizing that private philanthropy cannot meet this goal alone, the group aims to use its funds to support development that leverages anchor institutions and other public and private resources at local, regional and national levels. Read more about National Rural Funders Collaborative...

Partners for Sacred Places

Partners for Sacred Places is a national, non-sectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties. Founded in 1989 by religious, historic preservation and philanthropic leaders, Partners provides assistance to the people who care for sacred places and promotes a greater understanding of how these places sustain communities. Read more about Partners for Sacred Places...

Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2008 through the merger of three groups: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), the Green Guide for Health Care, and the Healthcare Clean Energy Exchange. The group works to educate health care professionals about pollution prevention opportunities and provides a wealth of practical tools and resources to facilitate movement in the health care industry toward environmental sustainability. Read more about Practice Greenhealth...

Responsible Endowments Coalition

By educating and empowering individuals on college campuses, the Responsible Endowments Coalition strives to make socially responsible investment the norm at universities. Founded in 2004 by student activists from five colleges and universities, the Coalition expanded to more than 40 schools with combined endowments of more than 102 billion dollars within a few months. To date, the Coalition is working with more than 100 institutions, each campus with its own Committee of Investor Responsibility that oversees the social and environmental impact of that institution's endowment. Read more about Responsible Endowments Coalition...

Seedco

Founded in 1987, Seedco (the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation), a national community development intermediary, creates opportunities for low-wage workers and their families by engaging with community partners and anchor institutions to develop, operate and learn from model programs that help people join the workforce and achieve economic self-sufficiency, assist small businesses, and promote asset building for residents and businesses in economically distressed communities. Read more about Seedco...

U3 Ventures

U3 Ventures is a consulting firm that works with urban university clients, with the aim of channeling their real estate development to support both institutional and community objectives. U3 Ventures has worked in a number of cities to date, including Denver, Philadelphia, and Calgary. Read more about U3 Ventures...

University Economic Development Association

Established in 1976, the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) links a national network of higher education, business, and economic development practitioners, striving to increase the role of higher education in local economic development. UEDA provides members with a database of current local projects. It also shares national best practices and offers training and network opportunities. Read more about University Economic Development Association...

Anchor Institutions

APPA

APPA is the association serving educational facilities professionals (formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators). APPA's membership consists of more than 1,500 learning institutions comprising over 4,700 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally. Read more about APPA...

Association for Community Health Improvement

The Association for Community Health Improvement is a national association that promotes community health, healthy communities and community benefit. The group convenes and supports leaders from the health care, public health, community and philanthropic sectors to help achieve shared community health goals, and works with hundreds of members to strengthen community health through education, peer networking and the dissemination of practical tools. Read more about Association for Community Health Improvement...

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the US and Canada. On the group's website are many resources to assist campus sustainability efforts, including a sustainability policy bank, a campus sustainability professionals page, interest groups, publications, classroom resources, and useful links for virtually every aspect of campus operation. Read more about Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education...

CEOs for Cities

CEOs for Cities is a group of more than 80 urban leaders, representing 26 of the nation's cities, that aims to foster urban development, including the role played by anchor institutions. Members include mayors, university presidents, foundation officials, corporate executives, and heads of economic and civic development organizations. Read more about CEOs for Cities...

Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm is a global coalition of 473 organizations in 52 countries. Coalition members include hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups. The organization aims to transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. Read more about Health Care Without Harm...

Making Connections--Annie E. Casey Foundation

Initiated in 1999, Making Connections is a 10-year program of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which involves a network of sites in 22 cities. In this program, the Casey Foundation, working in coordination with local partners, aims to bring together residents, community leaders, businesses, government officials, community groups, and anchor institutions such as schools and faith communities to enhance the effectiveness of local neighborhood revitalization efforts. Read more about Making Connections--Annie E. Casey Foundation...

Marga, Inc.

Marga is a consulting firm that addresses cross-sector partnerships, philanthropy, strategy, and various aspects of management. Much of Marga's work focuses on universities and their role as anchored institutions and engines of economic development within the communities in which they are located. Read more about Marga, Inc....

National Association of Educational Procurement

Since the 1920's, NAEP has been the non-profit professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada. The group aims to promote effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education, through continuing education, conferences on such topics as sustainability and minority contracting, networking, public information and advocacy. Read more about National Association of Educational Procurement...

National Rural Funders Collaborative

The National Rural Funders Collaborative is a philanthropic initiative designed to leverage $100 million over ten years to support rural communities and families facing persistent poverty. Recognizing that private philanthropy cannot meet this goal alone, the group aims to use its funds to support development that leverages anchor institutions and other public and private resources at local, regional and national levels. Read more about National Rural Funders Collaborative...

Partners for Sacred Places

Partners for Sacred Places is a national, non-sectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties. Founded in 1989 by religious, historic preservation and philanthropic leaders, Partners provides assistance to the people who care for sacred places and promotes a greater understanding of how these places sustain communities. Read more about Partners for Sacred Places...

Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2008 through the merger of three groups: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), the Green Guide for Health Care, and the Healthcare Clean Energy Exchange. The group works to educate health care professionals about pollution prevention opportunities and provides a wealth of practical tools and resources to facilitate movement in the health care industry toward environmental sustainability. Read more about Practice Greenhealth...

Responsible Endowments Coalition

By educating and empowering individuals on college campuses, the Responsible Endowments Coalition strives to make socially responsible investment the norm at universities. Founded in 2004 by student activists from five colleges and universities, the Coalition expanded to more than 40 schools with combined endowments of more than 102 billion dollars within a few months. To date, the Coalition is working with more than 100 institutions, each campus with its own Committee of Investor Responsibility that oversees the social and environmental impact of that institution's endowment. Read more about Responsible Endowments Coalition...

Seedco

Founded in 1987, Seedco (the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation), a national community development intermediary, creates opportunities for low-wage workers and their families by engaging with community partners and anchor institutions to develop, operate and learn from model programs that help people join the workforce and achieve economic self-sufficiency, assist small businesses, and promote asset building for residents and businesses in economically distressed communities. Read more about Seedco...

U3 Ventures

U3 Ventures is a consulting firm that works with urban university clients, with the aim of channeling their real estate development to support both institutional and community objectives. U3 Ventures has worked in a number of cities to date, including Denver, Philadelphia, and Calgary. Read more about U3 Ventures...

University Economic Development Association

Established in 1976, the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) links a national network of higher education, business, and economic development practitioners, striving to increase the role of higher education in local economic development. UEDA provides members with a database of current local projects. It also shares national best practices and offers training and network opportunities. Read more about University Economic Development Association...