About Us

Community Partners offers expert guidance, essential services, and a strong dose of passion to help foster, launch, and grow creative solutions to community challenges.

For more than 20 years, hundreds of individuals, groups, foundations and other institutions have worked with Community Partners to create new nonprofit projects, establish coalitions, and manage major philanthropic initiatives to benefit the region. Our mission is to accelerate ideas into action to advance the public good. We achieve this in three basic ways:

Fiscal Sponsorship 
We provide the structure, finance and administrative services, and expert counsel that help nonprofit leaders succeed

Grantmaker Partnerships
We help foundations, corporations, government agencies and other institutions achieve greater impact

Knowledge Sharing
Workshops, reports, speaking engagements and a range of publications help strengthen the field

Today Community Partners supports upwards of 150 of those creative solutions. Taken together, these efforts offer a panoramic view of the social innovation taking place across the region, and beyond. Our projects are using the arts to build self-esteem among young women, helping disadvantaged students achieve their dreams for college, addressing food justice, tackling obesity, and much more.

OUR VISION: a vibrant society in which individuals and institutions use knowledge, resources, and relationships to build equitable, democratic and thriving communities.