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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 →

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Strengthening our Partnership with The Build Healthy Places Network

Purpose Built Communities and the Build Healthy Places Network have collaborated for many years. We are pleased to announce a new chapter of our relationship: our monthly e-newsletter will feature content shared by the Network. Dr. Douglas Jutte and the amazing team at the Network connect leaders and practitioners in the fields of community development … Continue Reading →

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10 Years of Purpose

What does it take to transform a neighborhood? Purpose Built Communities has been confronting that question for a decade. Hear from some of the leaders who we have had the opportunity to work with over the past decade.

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New Book Highlights Purpose Built Communities & Role of Nonprofits in Lowering Crime

Crime has declined dramatically over the last two decades, and Patrick Sharkey, professor of sociology at New York University, argues that this drop can be attributed in part to the increase in the number of nonprofit organizations working to address urban poverty. Three recent articles showcase Sharkey’s research, particularly on the role of organizations such … Continue Reading →