Communities of Shalom

Through the Communities of Shalom project and other programs, the Urban Foundation provides funding (when possible), training, and capacity building to help make faith-based community projects more effective. Communities of Shalom sites are multi-ethnic, multi-faith, and work to:

  • improve community health-care and coordination of services,
  • develop the prosperity and economies of communities,
  • strengthen relationships among neighbors, and to 
  • renew the spirit of God in communities and congregations.

S = systemic and sustainable change

H = healing, health, harmony and wholeness

A = asset-based community development

L = love for God, self, and neighbor

O = organizing for direct action

M = multicultural, multi-faith collaboration