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Community Progress exists to help meet the growing need in America's cities and towns for effective, sustainable solutions to turn vacant, abandoned and problem properties into vibrant places. Download a brochure to find out more.


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Community Progress launched in January 2010, building from the work of a number of the nation's leading vacant property revitalization advocates, including the National Vacant Properties Campaign and the Genesee Institute.



Initial funding to launch Community Progress came from the generous support of the Ford Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, with both continuing annual contributions. We are also grateful for current support from the Oak Foundation, the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and Bank of America, as well as those who have supported our work in the past, including Enterprise Community PartnersLISC - the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Smart Growth AmericaSurdna Foundation, Fannie Mae, and the Rockefeller Foundation.