Center for Neighborhoods


Objective of the Project:

The Center for Neighborhoods (CFN) is an independent 501c3 organization based in Louisville, KY that cultivates grassroots leadership, provides leadership education, partners with neighborhoods in community planning efforts, and facilitates civic dialogue among stakeholders and actively participates in neighborhood-based development & improvement projects.

In February 2019, the Center for Neighborhoods in Louisville commissioned original research and analysis by the McNary Group to explore what is needed to enhance Louisville’s current community development ecosystem and the factors that impact the functioning and success of neighborhood-based CDCs in Louisville.

The report entitled From the Ground-up: Supporting A Neighborhood-Based Community Development Ecosystem For Louisville included interviews with Louisville stakeholders, interviews with peer cities, and available data.