In order to build communities that are democratic, just and sustainable, we need businesses that are rooted in their place and responsive to the communities they serve. We are working across the Southeast growing new economies based on these principles.
Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows people to participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws.
Nonprofits and community groups continue to face shrinking funding streams from large donors and grant sources. Our matching grant programs help groups develop bases of support capable of providing long-term sustainable financial support.