CLEVELAND NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRESS IS A LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDING INTERMEDIARY WITH OVER TWENTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE INVESTING IN COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION WORK IN GREATER CLEVELAND.
Neighborhood Progress was founded in 1988 and serves a unique function as it is the only local intermediary in the region. We are proud to be nationally highlighted as a leader for engaging in best practices in various facets of nonprofit programming.
Our mission is to foster communities of choice and opportunity throughout Cleveland.
WE BELIEVE IN
• the importance of community initiatives
• an engaged community of local residents and leaders
• partnerships and collaborations
• investing in community assets
• the fundamental importance of cities
Our vision is for all of Cleveland’s neighborhoods to be attractive, vibrant communities where people from all incomes, races, and generations thrive, prosper, and choose to live, learn, work, invest, and play. Neighborhood Progress’s programming is intended to address the most critical issues confronting the entire community development system. We provide programs and services to implement neighborhood recovery strategies, build community capacity, invest in physical development, grow partnerships to expand the players in community revitalization, increase assets for residents, and create neighborhoods of choice that are increasingly able to attract residents and business throughout the region.
Working in partnership with community development corporations, local foundations, the business community, and government, our efforts have worked to create a strong and productive system that has visibly improved many neighborhoods and enabled thousands of the city’s residents to enjoy a better quality of life.
Neighborhood Progress’s detailed Strategic Plan 2013-2016 with core values, guiding principles, goals, and objectives can be viewed here. A four part video presentation of the plan is available as well, (pt. 1) (pt.2) (pt.3) (pt.4).