McKnight’s Vibrant & Equitable Communities program fosters shared prosperity, power, and participation through four strategies: Accelerate Economic Mobility, Build Community Wealth, Cultivate a Fair and Just Housing System, and Strengthen Democratic Participation.
Within these strategies, we use all forms of capital—from our grants to our civic voice—to advance systemic improvements for individuals, communities, and society at large. One example of McKnight’s multifaceted approach is through our involvement in the GroundBreak Coalition seeking to build racial equity across our region.
Within the Vibrant and Equitable Communities program, we have identified the specific strategies below. Our refined approach reflects an expanded program team and two years of initial learning with partners. As we move forward, we are committed to continual learning, adaptation, responsiveness, and transparency. We expect to continue this adaptive approach and will use insights from our grantmaking and feedback from grantee and community partners to shape our learning journey. We plan to share more about our learning throughout the year.