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Advancing Cities

Advancing Cities

AdvancingCities is a
$500 million, five-year initiative to invest in solutions that bolster the long-term vitality of the world’s cities and the communities within them that have not benefited from economic growth.

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AdvancingCities is a $500 million, five-year initiative to invest in solutions that bolster the long-term vitality of the world’s cities and the communities within them that have not benefited from economic growth.

JPMorgan Chase believes ensuring an expanding economy that creates greater opportunity for more people requires deliberate action and meaningful collaboration among the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Through our proven model for driving inclusive growth, we are taking a strategic, data-driven approach to doing just that.



Signature Cities


AdvancingCities Challenge

Competition closes November 30, 2018


The AdvancingCities Challenge will make investments of up to $3 million in cities to support creative, collaborative and sustainable solutions that address cross-cutting challenges to help more people benefit from a growing economy.

Examples of the types of issues AdvancingCities Challenge could address include

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Barriers to economic opportunity, particularly focused on race and gender

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Financial insecurity of residents that costs cities millions annually

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Growing trend of reurbanization, which generates prosperity for some but threatens to displace long-time residents and businesses

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The skills gap, which makes it difficult for job seekers to find meaningful opportunities and for employers to find workers with the skills they need to be competitive

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Stories of Opportunity

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5 Things to Know about the AdvancingCities Challenge

Interested in applying? Read this first.

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Bridging the Divide in Washington D.C.

"Before we engaged an architect, an engineer, or anyone like that, we spent two years going out and talking to the community."

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How Minority Entrepreneurs Will Drive Detroit’s Revitalization

Small businesses are rewriting the story of the Motor City.

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