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Community Development



The Role of Arts and Culture in Community Economic Development


Fran Smyth moderates a discussion about the role that the arts play in economic development. Megan Gorman offers insight into real estate finances, while Paul Nagle talks about the challenge of using the arts to usher in sustainable development rather than gentrification.





Sample Documents


Proposal from Partners in Hope to Miami County Foundation

Funding request from a faith-based social services organization.

Proposal from Healthy Eating & Active Living Buckeye, Larchmere & Woodland Hills Community Council to Neighborhood Connections

Received funds to plant organic gardens and provide training to neighborhood residents with limited access to quality, affordable, fresh produce. This project had a fiscal sponsor.

Proposal from Fairfax Inter-organizational Network to Neighborhood Connections

Faith-based group received funds for a quilting project that aimed to engage underserved youth and seniors and build community pride and connections among residents and area churches. This project had a fiscal sponsor.

Proposal from Larchmere PorchFest to Neighborhood Connections

Neighborhood received funds to host a one-day festival, free and open to all, in which local musicians perform on porches of residents and businesses throughout the neighborhood. This project had a fiscal sponsor.

Proposal from Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association to Raymond Jean Wean Foundation

Received funds to add signs and landscaping to neighborhood entrances, and to create an association website to market the area and enable communication and document sharing among residents. This project had a fiscal sponsor.

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