Supporting Neighborhood Leadership and Change in Atlanta: A Video on the Community Investment Fund

Posted August 25, 2016
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Blog communityinvestmentfundvideo 2016

The Foundation’s Com­mu­ni­ty Invest­ment Fund sup­ports res­i­dent-led neigh­bor­hood improve­ment projects in south­west Atlanta.

A new video high­lights the fund and fea­tures some of the projects that have received grants in recent years — all of which focus on Atlanta’s Adair Park, Mechan­icsville, Peo­plestown, Pitts­burgh, Sum­mer­hill or Capi­tol Gate­way neigh­bor­hoods, col­lec­tive­ly known as Neigh­bor­hood Plan­ning Unit V.

Every year, Casey’s Atlanta Civic Site team works with a vol­un­teer board of res­i­dents select­ed from the neigh­bor­hoods to design the appli­ca­tion and fund­ing cri­te­ria and award a total of $50,000 in small grants. That board also serves to build com­mu­ni­ty lead­er­ship, enabling res­i­dents to expe­ri­ence the grant-mak­ing process while help­ing to fos­ter neigh­bor­hood change.

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