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Grants

Although Enterprise is not an endowed foundation, we make every effort to raise funds to support the work of our partners across the country. As resources allow, we offer grants to help strengthen community-based organizations.

Notice of Funding Available

Enterprise Community Partners announces the availability of pass-through grant funding in markets across the nation. Grant funds, made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 4 grant program, will support and improve the capacity and production of community housing development organizations (CHDOs) and community development corporations (CDCs).

All applications are due May 7, 2014.

To view and download application materials, please select the applicable geographic area or program from the list below.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

HUD Capacity Building (Section 4) Grants

One of Enterprise’s primary sources of grant funding is the HUD Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program, commonly referred to as Section 4. Since Congress authorized the program in 1993, it has helped low-income families and neighborhoods in more than 2,000 urban and rural communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Section 4 leverages significant private and public capital using minimal federal dollars. Every Section 4 dollar must be matched directly by $3 of private funding for capacity building. Since 2002, Section 4 grantees’ development projects have attracted nearly $27 in other public and private investment.

These funds are used to build capacity in nonprofit community development organizations – Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community Development Corporations (CDCs) – that meet eligibility requirements. Building capacity strengthens organizations to help them successfully:  
  • Implement HUD programs
  • Design, finance and execute community development and affordable housing projects
  • Coordinate on cross-programmatic, place-based approaches
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing  

Resource for Grantees

Case Studies

See examples of how our Section 4 funding has been used to build capacity across the country:

Section 4 Grant Selection Process 

Enterprise awards Section 4 funds to grantees through a competitive selection process, with requests for proposal (RFPs) held at different times in Enterprise markets and at the national level. RFP timing is based on funding availability and does not follow on a regular schedule. Check this page regularly for a list of open RFPs.
 
Boston Minnesota & North Dakota Rural & Native American
Chicago New York Southeast
Denver Northeast Southern California
Detroit Northern California St. Paul, Minn. & Milwaukee, Wis.
Gulf Coast Ohio Texas
Mid-Atlantic Pacific Northwest  

Boston

Chicago

Denver

Detroit

Gulf Coast

Mid-Atlantic

Minnesota & North Dakota

New York

Northeast

Northern California

Ohio

Pacific Northwest

Rural & Native American

Southeast

Southern California

St. Paul, Minn. & Milwaukee, Wis.

Texas