Over 100 public and private sector funders have partnered with us to help community leaders achieve powerful results in meeting critical community needs.  The Center for Leadership Innovation has facilitated the delivery of over $183 ($172 million NB; $9 million Fannie Mae Foundation; $2 million HUD) million in awards and core support grants to hundreds of innovative community organizations.

Whether you are a foundation executive, corporate leader, government official or leader of a nonprofit organization we invite you to join us in our work to boldly ignite innovative solutions that catalyze transformative change in our communities.

Partners Past & Present

Aetna Life & Casualty Foundation
American Bankers Association
Aspen Institute
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
Bank of America
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Boeing Corporation
Campaign for Human Development
Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation
Dayton Foundation
Deutsche Banc Americas Foundation
Fannie Mae Foundation
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Fieldstone Alliance
The A. J. Fletcher Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Morris Goldseker Foundation of Maryland, Inc.
The George Gund Foundation
Harvard University
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
The F. B. Heron Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The Johns Hopkins University
The Joyce Foundation
JP Morgan Chase
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Kettering Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The McKnight Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
Metropolitan Life Foundation
Miami-Dade Community Foundation
The Minneapolis Foundation
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Neighborhood Progress Inc.
North Carolina Gives
The Northwest Area Foundation
Office of Thrift Supervision
Oregon Community Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Philadelphia Neighborhood Development Collaborative
Piton Foundation
Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
PNC Foundation
Portland State University
Proctor & Gamble, Incorporated
Public/Private Ventures
Kate B. Reynolds Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The Rockefeller Foundation
Saint Paul Companies
St. Paul Travelers Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Skillman Foundation
Society Bank
State of Maryland
Sun Trust Bank
Surdna Foundation
Trull Foundation
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
United Way of America
Victoria Foundation
The Woods Fund of Chicago