Founded in 1991, Living Cities harnesses the collective power of 19 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions to build a new type of urban practice that gets dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.
Together, we are working with cross-sector leaders in cities to develop and scale new approaches to dramatically improve the economic well-being of low-income people. Our investments, research, networks and convenings catalyze fresh thinking and combine support for innovative, comprehensive, local approaches with real-time sharing of our knowledge to accelerate and deepen adoption in more places.

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Today, Living Cities' Blended Catalyst Fund ("BCF"), announced a capital investment in Jacmel Growth Partners ("Jacmel"), a growth private equity... Read Full Article
With the investment in Aux21 Capital, Living Cities' Blended Catalyst Fund (BCF) will test an innovative approach to closing racial income and wealth gaps in U.S cities and expand its support of fund managers of color. Read Full Article
Today, Living Cities and Citi Foundation released a guide for cities across the country to implement systems that work to close racialized wealth gaps during COVID-19 and beyond. You can view the full implementation guide here. Read Full Article
Last week, Living Cities released their annual report, which focuses this year on the organization's continued commitment to operate through a lens of healing justice, dismantle white supremacy, and actively work toward a pro-Black stance as an institution. Read Full Article
ighteen of the world's largest foundations and financial institutions have re-committed to work together for another three years within Living Cities, a long-standing collaborative. This marks the tenth time that these institutions have committed to harness their collective resources to support local communities Read Full Article