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Purpose Built Communities Welcomes Two New Board Members

Lynette Bell is currently the president of the Truist Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Truist, the nation’s sixth-largest financial institution. In this role, she is responsible for strategic philanthropy, building strong partnerships with nonprofits, and strengthening local communities in the areas of leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities, and educational equity. Before stepping into her … Continue Reading →

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Purpose Built Communities Hires Marshall Norwood as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Atlanta – Purpose Built Communities has hired Marshall Norwood, CPA, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer following a national search. With deep experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Marshall will lead the organization’s financial affairs and advise Purpose Built’s network members. “We are delighted to welcome Marshall to Purpose Built Communities,” said … Continue Reading →

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#StayCoveredTogether Tool Kit

Access the #StayCoveredTogether campaign tool kit to understand, own and implement the Stay Covered Together campaign with clarity, consistency and community impact in mind to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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The Truist Foundation Awards Purpose Built Communities $7 Million Grant

Atlanta-based national nonprofit Purpose Built Communities announced today at its 11th annual conference that it will receive a $7 million grant from the Truist Foundation over the next three years. As part of this funding, the Truist Foundation has also committed to becoming the official sponsor of the Racial Equity Ambassadors program, a central part of Purpose Built Communities’ approach to improving health outcomes, economic mobility and racial equity.

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A statement from Purpose Built Communities and our Network Members in response to systemic racial injustice and the murders of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, GA, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY and George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN

We are in a moment right now when many Black people in America are hurt, angry and exhausted, and many White people are waking up to the realization that they can no longer be bystanders to what is a 401 year-old problem. Americans of all backgrounds are frustrated by the pace of progress.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Strategic Partnership with Purpose Built Communities to Integrate Health and Community Development

At the 10th Annual Conference of Purpose Built Communities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s President and CEO, Dr. Richard E. Besser, announced an investment of $6 million to advance the work of the Purpose Built Communities Network. Purpose Built Communities is a dynamic nonprofit that is building a national network with the goal of empowering … Continue Reading →

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American Dream (A Short Documentary)

After years of hard work and investment, the successes of the East Lake partnership gained national attention. Other communities asked for guidance on how to implement a similar approach, which eventually led to the emergence of our organization, Purpose Built Communities, which has now worked for a decade to help neighborhoods replicate the ideas tested … Continue Reading →