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Partnerships for Raising Opportunity in Neighborhoods (PRO Neighborhoods) is a $125 million, five-year initiative to provide communities with the capital and tools they need to support locally-driven solutions and address key drivers of inequality across the country. JPMorgan Chase recognizes that thriving neighborhoods are critical to the long-term economic success of individuals, communities and cities.

At a time when economic growth is often directed toward reviving commercial corridors and downtowns, many neighborhoods, families and small business owners are being left behind. As several key barriers to economic mobility are rooted in neighborhood conditions, cities need tailored, comprehensive strategies for economic growth that ensure opportunities to prosper are extended to distressed neighborhoods and the families that live there.

2019 PRO NEIGHBORHOODS COMPETITION WINNERS

The PRO Neighborhoods Competition makes up to $5 million investments over three years to community development organizations tackling pressing demands in targeted neighborhoods. Beginning in 2020, the PRO Neighborhoods Competition is merging with the AdvancingCities Challenge to continue to source innovative and sustainable solutions and address the most persistent problems facing communities. Visit here for more information.


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  • Opportunity CLE Neighborhoods
    Cleveland, OH

    Opportunity CLE Neighborhoods will provide flexible loans and real estate development technical assistance in the target neighborhoods to attract private capital, including Opportunity Zone equity and other private capital that supports diverse, healthy and economically stabilized communities.

    Partner Organizations:
    • Cleveland Development Advisors Community Reinvestment Fund
    • Finance Fund Capital Corporation

  • The 614 for Linden
    Columbus, OH

    The 614 for Linden will join residents, the city, and community partners to advance the One Linden Plan by developing affordable housing, providing capital to small businesses, creating jobs and nurturing healthier children and families.

    Partner Organizations:
    • Ohio Capital Finance Corporation
    • Affordable Housing Trust of Columbus and Franklin County
    • Finance Fund Capital Corporation
    • Economic Community Development Institute
    • Nationwide Children’s Hospital

  • Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development
    Dallas, TX

    The Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development will build an infrastructure in three Dallas neighborhoods for the expansion of affordable housing initiatives, workforce training programs and catalytic real estate development projects while also providing access to capital and capacity building for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Partner Organizations:
    • The Real Estate Council Community Fund
    • Dallas County Community College District
    • LiftFund
    • Texas Mezzanine Fund

  • Purple Line Equitable Transit-Oriented Development
    Greater Washington Region (Prince George’s and Montgomery County, MD)

    Purple Line Equitable Transit-Oriented Development will help local residents and small business owners benefit from a new light rail’s economic potential by providing targeted loan capital and resources towards high-quality affordable housing and impacted small businesses.

    Partner Organizations:
    • Enterprise Community Partners
    • The National Housing Trust
    • Latino Economic Development Center

  • Memphis CDFI Network
    Memphis, TN

    Memphis CDFI Network will deliver trainings, resources and capital in the Frayser and Whitehaven neighborhoods to create more affordable housing, increase small business startup and growth and improve financial health for residents.

    Partner Organizations:
    • United Housing
    • River City Capital Investment
    • Communities Unlimited
    • Hope Credit Union

  • South Florida Housing Link Collaborative
    South Florida (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach)

    South Florida’s Housing Link Collaborative will develop affordable, resilient, sustainable housing near current and proposed transit stations to support low-income residents.

    Partner Organizations:
    • Solar and Energy Loan Fund of St. Lucie County (SELF)
    • Enterprise Community Partners
    • South Florida Community Land Trust
    • Florida Community Loan Fund
    • Community Land Trust of Palm Beach County

  • Equitable Wilmington
    Wilmington, DE

    Equitable Wilmington will expand opportunities in underserved neighborhoods surrounding the Central Business District by investing in and supporting the capacity of community based organizations, affordable housing development, small businesses and commercial real estate development while leveraging the healthcare sector to address social determinants of health.

    Partner Organizations:
    • Cinnaire Lending Corporation
    • True Access Capital
    • NCALL Loan Fund

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2019 Planning Grant Recipients

Kansas City, MO
Lead Organization: Community Builders of Kansas City

Cincinnati, OH
Lead Organization: Working in Neighborhoods

Rochester, NY
Lead Organization: Connected Communities

New York, NY
Lead Partner: Brownsville Community Justice Center

Portland, OR
Lead Organization: The Rosewood Initiative

Seattle, WA
Lead Organization: HomeSight

San Bernardino, CA
Lead Organization: National Community Renaissance

Jacksonville, FL
Lead Partner: Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Baltimore, MD
Lead Partner: SB7 Coalition

Our Stories

Promoting Inclusive Neighborhoods

How JPMorgan Chase is delivering community development expertise, data and capital to create thriving, opportunity-rich neighborhoods

How one man’s childhood hobby brought life to a Philadelphia neighborhood

With help from JPMorgan Chase, Fausto Reyes set up a blossoming repair shop, reviving his community and paving a new path to opportunity for his children.

Here Comes the Neighborhood

How a new model for local investment has Chicago’s South Side on the move.

How Small Businesses are Thriving Amongst Gentrification

Small businesses are the lifeblood of their communities.

How to Bring Back a Crumbling Neighborhood

Keona Tate saw promise, where many could not.

Economic Stimulus for Often-Neglected Communities

Thriving neighborhoods are critical to the long-term economic success of individuals, communities and cities.

Bridging the Divide in Washington D.C.

Will a $50 million elevated park unite Capitol Hill and Anacostia?



PRO Neighborhoods & Partners
Work To

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Affordable Housing

Acquire and refurbish affordable housing so that more families can put down roots.

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Thriving Local Businesses

Develop retail centers, invest in small businesses and support minority and women entrepreneurs.

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Community Services

Fund childcare centers and health clinics so families can access critical services close to home.

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Healthy Food

Finance the development of affordable grocery stores so families won't have to travel far for good nutrition.

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Access to Education

Invest in training and apprenticeship programs as well as charter schools.

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Banishing Blight

Restore beauty to distressed communities by removing run-down buildings and rehabilitating others.

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