ResourcefulCommunities

People, Places, Opportunities

By the Numbers:
Resourceful Communities has awarded more than $3.1 million in small grants, supporting more than 1,000 jobs and a $12 to $1 return on investments in community solutions.

Our triple bottom line network engages more than 500 community and resource partners, creating environmental, economic and social justice benefits for communities that need it most.
Many of America's most important natural areas are frequently home to our most economically and socially distressed communities.  Resourceful Communities creates opportunities that preserve the rural landscape, lift people out of poverty and celebrate our partner communities’ unique cultures.  Working with a network of 500 grassroots and community organizations, we take a balanced 'triple bottom-line' approach that generates economic, environmental and social justice benefits.  Our effective combination of direct support, skills building and connections to resources nurtures real change where it’s needed the most.  By bringing together communities and conservation, people and places, we have created or retained over 1,000 jobs, and advanced a $12 to $1 return on investments in community solutions.

Our Projects

Healthy Eating, Active Living

Healthy Eating, Active Living

Despite abundant natural resources, many people in North Carolina lack access to fresh food and opportunities to pursue an...
Hoke Community Forest

Hoke Community Forest

Hoke Community Forest, the first community forest in the Southeastern United States, serves as an innovative model for communities...
Lindsay Street Park

Lindsay Street Park

The Proctor North Avenue area, which includes the English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods, lies in the shadow of...
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Refugees face many hardships when starting over in a new country—adapting to a new language and culture, building a...