The Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis (CBN) gathers community leaders of various backgrounds to build engaged and equitable neighborhoods. They envision a St. Louis region where all people live in safe, economically strong, and vibrant neighborhoods and all community-based organizations are sustainable, supported, and valued. CBN began on September 29, 2011 at a meeting of over 30 community building nonprofits from across the St. Louis area. These pioneer members were looking for ways to support each other as peers and advocate for critical issues and policy with a shared voice—especially as federal and state dollars that support community building work continue to shrink.
Deaconess Foundation supports Community Builders Network through our Responsive Grants portfolio. With our support the CBN commissioned the St. Louis Affordable Housing Report Card for the Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTFs) in St. Louis City and County. The St. Louis Affordable Housing Report Card was created as an accessible, easy-to-use tool for community organizations, housing advocates, regional decision-makers, and residents in St. Louis City and County who want to see growth in and more equitable use of affordable housing resources. The Report Card was released on November 8 and is available at affordablestl.com.
Learn more about Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis on their website.