Community Development Champions

We believe that strong communities are the foundation of a prosperous society. Through our Community Development Grants Program, we provide funding for nonprofits that are making a difference in low- and moderate-income communities.

What is a Community Development Champion?

An organization in partnership with Goldman Sachs that helps address critical community needs in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Utah: 

Affordable Housing

Access to affordable, safe and stable housing.

Community Services

Social services, education, job training and community development.

Small Business Development

Catalytic capital and philanthropic focus on economic development, particularly for underserved small businesses.

Neighborhood Revitalization

Activities that help attract new, or retain existing, businesses or residents.

Program Details

This competitive process seeks to fund high impact, program-related themes above, generally ranging from $25,000 to $150,000. Nonprofits that are aligned with these programmatic and geographic guidelines are encouraged to apply. To be considered for a grant, applicants must be domestic, nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Community development programs must address community needs for low- and moderate-income areas or households in one or more of the following geographies: New York (five boroughs of NYC), New Jersey (Hudson County, Essex County), and Utah (Salt Lake County, Summit County, Tooele County).

Applications for 2023 are now closed. E-mail to be added to the mailing list for the announcement of our 2024 grant program.

2023 Community Development Champions

For years, Goldman Sachs has invested in underserved communities, identifying innovative solutions that help address social and civic challenges in communities across the US.

This cohort of 43 organizations was selected for programs demonstrating tangible impact on low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. We expect this group will impact more than 372,000 people and 2,800 businesses over the duration of the grant.

Learn more about each nonprofit below:

Asian Americans for Equality, Inc.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Bowery Residents Committee, Inc.

Brownsville Partnership, Inc.

Catholic Community Services of Utah

Change Capital Fund

Columbus Community Center

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Inc.


Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Food Education Fund

Giv Communities

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Guadalupe Center Educational Program Inc.

Hot Bread Kitchen, Ltd.

International Rescue Committee (New York/Utah)

Junior Achievement of New York

Junior Achievement of Utah, Inc.


Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Neighborhood House

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.

Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners

NeighborWorks Salt Lake

NYC Fund to End Youth & Family Homelessness

IMPACCT Brooklyn

Queens Community House

Rising Tide Capital, Inc.

Sanctuary for Families

Services for the UnderServed

Suazo Business Center

The Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc.

The DreamYard Project, Inc.

The HOPE Program

The Legal Aid Society

United Way of Salt Lake

University Neighborhood Housing Program, Inc.

Urban Homesteading Assistance, Inc.

Urban Pathways, Inc.

Working Credit NFP




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