The Asset-Based Community Development Institute partners with many organizations and invites you to visit their websites. The work of each of our partners exemplifies the principles associated with asset-based community development.

The Coady International Institute in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, is a leader in the study and practice of community-driven development. It's more than 4,700 graduates work around the globe to build a fair, prosperous, and secure world.

Grassroots Grantmakers is a community of practice of funders who address local priorities, value civic engagement, and build community by helping individuals come together and improve the quality of life where they live.

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation in Rochester, New York, offers innovative grant opportunities to regional community groups interested in implementing grassroots, asset-oriented strategies for improving community health.

The Bank of IDEAS (Initiatives for the Development of Enterprising Actions and Strategies) is an Australian leader in the development of healthy, inclusive, sustainable and enterprising communities.


Public Allies advances new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation. Public Allies identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and prepares them for careers working for community and social change.

Partners for Livable Communities is a national, nonprofit organization working to restore and renew communities. Partners helps solve community problems by providing the information, leadership and guidance that help communities help themselves.

Inspiring Communities believes that vibrant, strong communities and nations need a strong civil society and that sustainable communities are built from the inside out and need the passion, ideas, skills, assets, culture, and energy of everyone in the community to create inclusive, vibrant, enterprising communities.

Nurture Development
was established in Ireland in 1996 to provide training, research, community building, facilitation and conflict mitigation services to the third (community and voluntary), the public, and the private sectors respectively. Nurture Development also operates in East Africa, with an office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Based in Miami, Forida, the nonprofit Catalyst Miami, formerly Human Services Coalition, identifies and launches innovative strategies to help people and communities thrive. Catalyst Miami works through a network of partner organizations, linking people with financial education, health care information, public benefits and educational and economic opportunities.

Conversations For Life engages communities (public, staff and community organisations) in overcoming the taboo of talking about death and dying, improving awareness of the need for advance care conversations and planning, and increasing access to available community-based information and resources, with the ultimate aim of supporting more people to live the last days of their lives in the place of their choice. In contrast to ‘system-based’ approaches to advance care planning, Conversations for Life provides a strategic catalyst for aligned organizations by applying an 'asset-based' approach to engaging community inspiration, awareness and connections to overcome the taboo of talking about and preparing for our last days of living while we’re well in order to partner in improving our end of life care for the future where we live.
ABCD PARTNERS with organizations around the world to bring asset-based community development to the local communities they serve.

Kalumunda, Australia

Peter Kenyon in Australia

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