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Partners & Funders

We couldn’t do half our work without a whole community of partners & funders.

Featured Partner

NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization chartered by the United States Congress in 1978. Its network of over 245 member organizations—including NKCDC—spans all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

NeighborWorks creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. It builds the skills, supplements the funding and amplifies the reach of organizations like NKCDC so we can leverage additional resources to achieve our mission.

NKCDC and NeighborWorks America

NKCDC is proud to be a NeighborWorks charter member since 2001. For us, NeighborWorks has provided staff development at NeighborWorks Training Institutes, and has advanced community leaders at the Community Leadership Institute. Kensington leader Gloria Cartagena won NeighborWorks’ national Dorothy Richardson Award in 2018 and is now a commercial corridor manager NKCDC. When our executive director, Felix Torres-Colon, died suddenly in 2020, the NeighborWorks network provided both community support and technical assistance for our executive search. 

“One of the primary reasons I joined NKCDC was their organization-wide commitment to addressing trauma and racial equity,” Executive Director Dr. Bill McKinney said soon after he was hired. “I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the vast majority of training and support the organization has received in those areas have come through NeighborWorks America.”


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Major Partners & Funders

Other Partners & Funders

As of December 8th, 2023

  • Jefferson University Health
  • M&T Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Penn Treaty Special Services District
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
  • TN Ward
  • Esperanza
  • Wells Fargo Regional Foundation
  • Rite Aid Foundation
  • The Knight Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • NeighborWorks
  • NeighborWorks Capital
  • Nonprofit Finance Fund
  • Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Health Federation of Philadelphia
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
  • Community First Fund
  • Regional Housing Legal Services
  • Grandom Institution
  • Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services
  • SNAP-Ed
  • Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity
  • Temple University Center for Urban Bioethics
  • By Faith, Health & Healing
  • Spring Point Partners
  • Green Family Foundation
  • United Way
  • Citizens Bank
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Kensington Soccer Club
  • William Penn Foundation