Anchor Institutions

Anchor Institutions

American Hospital Association

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Read more about American Hospital Association...

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is an organization for advancing the arts in the United States. With 45 years of service and more than 5,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders across the country, the group aims to foster an environment in which the arts can thrive and contribute to the creation of more livable communities. Read more about Americans for the Arts...

APPA

APPA is the association serving educational facilities professionals (formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators). APPA's membership consists of more than 1,500 learning institutions comprising over 4,700 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally. Read more about APPA...

Association for Community Health Improvement

The Association for Community Health Improvement is a national association that promotes community health, healthy communities and community benefit. The group convenes and supports leaders from the health care, public health, community and philanthropic sectors to help achieve shared community health goals, and works with hundreds of members to strengthen community health through education, peer networking and the dissemination of practical tools. Read more about Association for Community Health Improvement...

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the US and Canada. On the group's website are many resources to assist campus sustainability efforts, including a sustainability policy bank, a campus sustainability professionals page, interest groups, publications, classroom resources, and useful links for virtually every aspect of campus operation. Read more about Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education...

Center for Health Design

The Center for Health Design aims to transform health care settings into healing environments that are better and safer places for patients to heal and health care professionals to work. Read more about Center for Health Design...

CEOs for Cities

CEOs for Cities is a group of more than 80 urban leaders, representing 26 of the nation's cities, that aims to foster urban development, including the role played by anchor institutions. Members include mayors, university presidents, foundation officials, corporate executives, and heads of economic and civic development organizations. Read more about CEOs for Cities...

Culture Builds Community

Culture Builds Community is an initiative that supports art and cultural groups in neighborhoods undergoing rapid demographic change. The program aims to assist art and cultural institutions to promote neighborhood-based social and economic development, give voice to the voiceless, and provide opportunities for upward economic mobility. Read more about Culture Builds Community...

Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm is a global coalition of 473 organizations in 52 countries. Coalition members include hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups. The organization aims to transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. Read more about Health Care Without Harm...

Making Connections--Annie E. Casey Foundation

Initiated in 1999, Making Connections is a 10-year program of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which involves a network of sites in 22 cities. In this program, the Casey Foundation, working in coordination with local partners, aims to bring together residents, community leaders, businesses, government officials, community groups, and anchor institutions such as schools and faith communities to enhance the effectiveness of local neighborhood revitalization efforts. Read more about Making Connections--Annie E. Casey Foundation...

Marga, Inc.

Marga is a consulting firm that addresses cross-sector partnerships, philanthropy, strategy, and various aspects of management. Much of Marga's work focuses on universities and their role as anchored institutions and engines of economic development within the communities in which they are located. Read more about Marga, Inc....

National Association of Educational Procurement

Since the 1920's, NAEP has been the non-profit professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada. The group aims to promote effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education, through continuing education, conferences on such topics as sustainability and minority contracting, networking, public information and advocacy. Read more about National Association of Educational Procurement...

National Rural Funders Collaborative

The National Rural Funders Collaborative is a philanthropic initiative designed to leverage $100 million over ten years to support rural communities and families facing persistent poverty. Recognizing that private philanthropy cannot meet this goal alone, the group aims to use its funds to support development that leverages anchor institutions and other public and private resources at local, regional and national levels. Read more about National Rural Funders Collaborative...

Partners for Livable Communities

Partners for Livable Communities is a non-profit group founded in 1977 working to improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity. Many of its programs, such as its “Creative Cities” initiative, focuses on the role cultural institutions can play in anchoring community wealth building and economic development. Read more about Partners for Livable Communities...

Partners for Sacred Places

Partners for Sacred Places is a national, non-sectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties. Founded in 1989 by religious, historic preservation and philanthropic leaders, Partners provides assistance to the people who care for sacred places and promotes a greater understanding of how these places sustain communities. Read more about Partners for Sacred Places...

Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2008 through the merger of three groups: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), the Green Guide for Health Care, and the Healthcare Clean Energy Exchange. The group works to educate health care professionals about pollution prevention opportunities and provides a wealth of practical tools and resources to facilitate movement in the health care industry toward environmental sustainability. Read more about Practice Greenhealth...

Responsible Endowments Coalition

By educating and empowering individuals on college campuses, the Responsible Endowments Coalition strives to make socially responsible investment the norm at universities. Founded in 2004 by student activists from five colleges and universities, the Coalition expanded to more than 40 schools with combined endowments of more than 102 billion dollars within a few months. To date, the Coalition is working with more than 100 institutions, each campus with its own Committee of Investor Responsibility that oversees the social and environmental impact of that institution's endowment. Read more about Responsible Endowments Coalition...

Responsible Endowments Coalition

By educating and empowering individuals on college campuses, the Responsible Endowments Coalition strives to make socially responsible investment the norm at universities. Founded in 2004 by student activists from five colleges and universities, the Coalition expanded to more than 40 schools with combined endowments of more than 102 billion dollars within a few months. To date, the Coalition is working with more than 100 institutions, each campus with its own Committee of Investor Responsibility that oversees the social and environmental impact of that institution's endowment. Read more about Responsible Endowments Coalition...

Second Nature

Since 1993, Second Nature has worked with over 4,000 faculty and administrators at more than 500 colleges and universities to help make the principles of sustainability the foundation of all learning, practice, and collaboration with local communities. Read more about Second Nature...

Seedco

Founded in 1987, Seedco (the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation), a national community development intermediary, creates opportunities for low-wage workers and their families by engaging with community partners and anchor institutions to develop, operate and learn from model programs that help people join the workforce and achieve economic self-sufficiency, assist small businesses, and promote asset building for residents and businesses in economically distressed communities. Read more about Seedco...

The Billion Dollar Green Challenge

The Billion Dollar Green Challenge is a project of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, working in collaboration with 16 partner organizations, that encourages colleges and universities — and more recently hospitals — to invest in green revolving loan funds.

U3 Ventures

U3 Ventures is a consulting firm that works with urban university clients, with the aim of channeling their real estate development to support both institutional and community objectives. U3 Ventures has worked in a number of cities to date, including Denver, Philadelphia, and Calgary. Read more about U3 Ventures...

University Economic Development Association

Established in 1976, the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) links a national network of higher education, business, and economic development practitioners, striving to increase the role of higher education in local economic development. UEDA provides members with a database of current local projects. It also shares national best practices and offers training and network opportunities. Read more about University Economic Development Association...

Anchor Institutions

American Hospital Association

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Read more about American Hospital Association...

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is an organization for advancing the arts in the United States. With 45 years of service and more than 5,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders across the country, the group aims to foster an environment in which the arts can thrive and contribute to the creation of more livable communities. Read more about Americans for the Arts...

APPA

APPA is the association serving educational facilities professionals (formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators). APPA's membership consists of more than 1,500 learning institutions comprising over 4,700 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally. Read more about APPA...

Association for Community Health Improvement

The Association for Community Health Improvement is a national association that promotes community health, healthy communities and community benefit. The group convenes and supports leaders from the health care, public health, community and philanthropic sectors to help achieve shared community health goals, and works with hundreds of members to strengthen community health through education, peer networking and the dissemination of practical tools. Read more about Association for Community Health Improvement...

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the US and Canada. On the group's website are many resources to assist campus sustainability efforts, including a sustainability policy bank, a campus sustainability professionals page, interest groups, publications, classroom resources, and useful links for virtually every aspect of campus operation. Read more about Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education...

Center for Health Design

The Center for Health Design aims to transform health care settings into healing environments that are better and safer places for patients to heal and health care professionals to work. Read more about Center for Health Design...

CEOs for Cities

CEOs for Cities is a group of more than 80 urban leaders, representing 26 of the nation's cities, that aims to foster urban development, including the role played by anchor institutions. Members include mayors, university presidents, foundation officials, corporate executives, and heads of economic and civic development organizations. Read more about CEOs for Cities...

Culture Builds Community

Culture Builds Community is an initiative that supports art and cultural groups in neighborhoods undergoing rapid demographic change. The program aims to assist art and cultural institutions to promote neighborhood-based social and economic development, give voice to the voiceless, and provide opportunities for upward economic mobility. Read more about Culture Builds Community...

Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm is a global coalition of 473 organizations in 52 countries. Coalition members include hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups. The organization aims to transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. Read more about Health Care Without Harm...

Making Connections--Annie E. Casey Foundation

Initiated in 1999, Making Connections is a 10-year program of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which involves a network of sites in 22 cities. In this program, the Casey Foundation, working in coordination with local partners, aims to bring together residents, community leaders, businesses, government officials, community groups, and anchor institutions such as schools and faith communities to enhance the effectiveness of local neighborhood revitalization efforts. Read more about Making Connections--Annie E. Casey Foundation...

Marga, Inc.

Marga is a consulting firm that addresses cross-sector partnerships, philanthropy, strategy, and various aspects of management. Much of Marga's work focuses on universities and their role as anchored institutions and engines of economic development within the communities in which they are located. Read more about Marga, Inc....

National Association of Educational Procurement

Since the 1920's, NAEP has been the non-profit professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada. The group aims to promote effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education, through continuing education, conferences on such topics as sustainability and minority contracting, networking, public information and advocacy. Read more about National Association of Educational Procurement...

National Rural Funders Collaborative

The National Rural Funders Collaborative is a philanthropic initiative designed to leverage $100 million over ten years to support rural communities and families facing persistent poverty. Recognizing that private philanthropy cannot meet this goal alone, the group aims to use its funds to support development that leverages anchor institutions and other public and private resources at local, regional and national levels. Read more about National Rural Funders Collaborative...

Partners for Livable Communities

Partners for Livable Communities is a non-profit group founded in 1977 working to improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity. Many of its programs, such as its “Creative Cities” initiative, focuses on the role cultural institutions can play in anchoring community wealth building and economic development. Read more about Partners for Livable Communities...

Partners for Sacred Places

Partners for Sacred Places is a national, non-sectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties. Founded in 1989 by religious, historic preservation and philanthropic leaders, Partners provides assistance to the people who care for sacred places and promotes a greater understanding of how these places sustain communities. Read more about Partners for Sacred Places...

Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2008 through the merger of three groups: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), the Green Guide for Health Care, and the Healthcare Clean Energy Exchange. The group works to educate health care professionals about pollution prevention opportunities and provides a wealth of practical tools and resources to facilitate movement in the health care industry toward environmental sustainability. Read more about Practice Greenhealth...

Responsible Endowments Coalition

By educating and empowering individuals on college campuses, the Responsible Endowments Coalition strives to make socially responsible investment the norm at universities. Founded in 2004 by student activists from five colleges and universities, the Coalition expanded to more than 40 schools with combined endowments of more than 102 billion dollars within a few months. To date, the Coalition is working with more than 100 institutions, each campus with its own Committee of Investor Responsibility that oversees the social and environmental impact of that institution's endowment. Read more about Responsible Endowments Coalition...

Responsible Endowments Coalition

By educating and empowering individuals on college campuses, the Responsible Endowments Coalition strives to make socially responsible investment the norm at universities. Founded in 2004 by student activists from five colleges and universities, the Coalition expanded to more than 40 schools with combined endowments of more than 102 billion dollars within a few months. To date, the Coalition is working with more than 100 institutions, each campus with its own Committee of Investor Responsibility that oversees the social and environmental impact of that institution's endowment. Read more about Responsible Endowments Coalition...

Second Nature

Since 1993, Second Nature has worked with over 4,000 faculty and administrators at more than 500 colleges and universities to help make the principles of sustainability the foundation of all learning, practice, and collaboration with local communities. Read more about Second Nature...

Seedco

Founded in 1987, Seedco (the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation), a national community development intermediary, creates opportunities for low-wage workers and their families by engaging with community partners and anchor institutions to develop, operate and learn from model programs that help people join the workforce and achieve economic self-sufficiency, assist small businesses, and promote asset building for residents and businesses in economically distressed communities. Read more about Seedco...

The Billion Dollar Green Challenge

The Billion Dollar Green Challenge is a project of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, working in collaboration with 16 partner organizations, that encourages colleges and universities — and more recently hospitals — to invest in green revolving loan funds.

U3 Ventures

U3 Ventures is a consulting firm that works with urban university clients, with the aim of channeling their real estate development to support both institutional and community objectives. U3 Ventures has worked in a number of cities to date, including Denver, Philadelphia, and Calgary. Read more about U3 Ventures...

University Economic Development Association

Established in 1976, the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) links a national network of higher education, business, and economic development practitioners, striving to increase the role of higher education in local economic development. UEDA provides members with a database of current local projects. It also shares national best practices and offers training and network opportunities. Read more about University Economic Development Association...