Profile: Green City Growers Cooperative


Green City Growers Cooperative (GCGC) is a cooperative urban greenhouse in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio. GCGC provides an example of an innovative and employee-owned food production enterprise that is revitalizing Cleveland’s Central neighborhood while providing quality employment opportunities, building community wealth and assets, and promoting healthy food access both in the neighborhood and citywide.

June 2014

An Equity Profile of Southeast Florida Region


Communities of color are driving Southeast Florida’s population growth, and their ability to participate and thrive is central to the region’s economic success. But wide racial gaps in income, health, and opportunity place its future at risk. Creating good jobs, connecting youth and vulnerable workers to training and career pathways, and increasing access to economic opportunities can secure a bright economic future for the region. PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) produced this profile in partnership with the Southeast Florida Regional Planning Partnership. You can also download the profile and summary.

Media: South Florida Least Affordable for Housing, Studies Show (SunSentinal) 

Building Economic Resilience: Integrated Planning and Investment Grants

January 2011

The 2011 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Equity Guide


The PolicyLink Equity Guide to Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants is designed to help applicants structure equity focused activities into their grant applications. This guide—an update of the inaugural guide released in Summer 2010 in preparation for the first round of grants—provides information on how regions can incorporate social equity into their applications for the second round of funding for sustainable communities grants, announced in early August of 2011. It was written for local governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), nonprofits, foundations, and educational institutions who are interested in developing competitive grant applications.

Nurturing Healthy Food Financing: Program Design and Impact Measurement


Learn about designing a healthy food financing program and measuring its impact. In particular, the presentation outlines important elements to consider when creating a program, including the eligibility process, application process, and product development. Additionally, understand how to define impact as it relates to healthy food financing and how to develop impact tracking tools.

Capitalizing Healthy Food Retail Initiatives


Discusses how successful healthy food financing models use a combination of different kinds of capital (e.g., grant funding, grants that can be used as credit enhancement, debt capital, loan guarantees and New Market Tax Credits).

Boyers Market Case Profile


A profile on Boyer’s Food Markets, a family-owned and operated grocery store. The company generates $110 million annually in sales, and employs 900 people - including 265 full-time employees.

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Financing of Supermarkets in Underserved Communities


A guide to supermarket financing in underserved communities

The Common Market Feasibility Study


The study looks a values-driven wholesale distributor of food grown in Philadelphia can fit the needs of consumers and markets, it also develops a model that allows start-ups to grow their distribution enterprise.

January 2001

Community-Centered Policing: A Force for Change


Highlights some of the promising, community-centered police practices being implemented throughout the country: practices that are opening police departments to traditionally underrepresented communities; engaging communities as partners in solving neighborhood problems; and making police departments more accountable to the communities they serve and protect. (2001)