We’re a collaborative of some of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions, committed to fostering transformational relationships across sectors to connect those who are willing to do the work of closing racial income and wealth gaps.

We’re driven by a set of core values, which we believe are fundamental to our organizational success: collaboration, innovation, leadership, and impact as well as racial equity and inclusion. These values guide our decisions every day about what we do, why we do it, and how we will achieve our mission. Living Cities aims to collaborate and work with people who share these values.

We Are Values-Driven

Living Cities’ core values – those we believe are fundamental to the organization’s success in achieving its mission – are collaboration, innovation, leadership, impact, and racial equity and inclusion. These organizational values guide our everyday decisions about how, why and what we do.

As a partnership of foundations and financial institutions, collaboration is at the core of our work.

Changing broken systems and closing racial gaps requires disrupting the status quo and elevating and sustaining successful ideas from communities.

We continually ask difficult questions, engage in uncomfortable conversations, challenge obsolete assumptions, and support others to do the same in an effort to close racial gaps – in our institutions and across systems.

We are committed to the economic security of all people in U.S. cities by undoing racist systems that create disparities for people of color.

We rely on each other to hold the organization accountable to moving the needle on racial equity and inclusion by living the following cultural norms: work to understand history and the ongoing legacy of racism, interrogate our own biases, extend mutual acknowledgement and respect, challenge damaging power norms, be open to vulnerability and risk.

Open Positions

Living Cities is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive team at all levels. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion or creed, citizenship status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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