The Community Development Support Collaborative has been working since 1992 to revitalize and stabilize low-income, distressed neighborhoods in the District of Columbia - especially in the preservation of affordable housing. The Collaborative is a project of Washington Grantmakers - a coalition of more than 140 private and corporate philanthropies and is managed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). A Steering Committee of 28 corporations, foundations, financial institutions and the DC Department of Housing and Community oversees the effort. Since 1992, these groups have invested approximately $15 million in capacity building grants, training, and technical assistance grants in 25 DC community groups.
The Community Development Support Collaborative (CDSC), a project of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), ceased operations as of December 31, 2011. To learn about the history and accomplishments of the CDSC, please see itsretrospective report.
Please note that WRAG is currently exploring what the next phase of philanthropy’s work around affordable housing and community development in our region might be. For more information, contact Gretchen Greiner-Lott.