By building on best practices for funding mechanisms from exisiting foundations, nonprofits, NGOs, and public agencies, the Urban Initiative Foundation hopes to replicate and improve on some of the most compelling social innovation projects from cities across the country. Many of these already fall within one or more of the target areas. • Sustainability / Environment • Health & Food Security • Cultural Heritage / Community Development • Social Entrepreneurship • Arts & Education • [Annual Priority Issue]
popuphood “We are passionate urbanists creating partnerships to solve epic problems. We incubate our retail partners with the goal of signing longterm leases that will result in positive and lasting economic impact. Through marketing we reposition the neighborhood to highlight new retail and existing business to drive foot traffic for both. This increases visibility, vibrancy, and safety, block by block. Our pilot location has serves as a successful case study rethinking retail and the role it plays in revitalizing our cities. ” [www.popuphood.com]
conflict kitchen “Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. The food is served out of a take-out style storefront that rotates identities every six months to highlight another country. Each iteration of the project is augmented by events, performances, and discussions that seek to expand the engagement the public has with the culture, politics, and issues at stake within the focus country.” [www.conflictkitchen.org]
Outlined below is the simplified workflow an applicant would experience from originating an idea to following it through to implementation.
PROJECT VOTED ON
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URBAN INITIATIVE FUNDING PROPOSAL
Published on Mar 16, 2013