Community Involvement

Community Built Association
The CBA is a non-profit organization involved in all aspects of the community built field.

National & Community Service Resource Center
The center connects volunteers with projects/events and offers online training tools and publications, an events calendar, the Effective Practices Collection, and a library of printed publications, videos.

American Community Gardening Association
The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities.

AARP's Create the Good Program
Post volunteer opportunities for seniors in your community.

All-America City Program

Encourages & recognizes civic excellence where community members, government, business & non-profit organizations work together to address critical local issues.

National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Governement
This group is specifically for discussion to assist professionals who manage volunteer programs in local government (city, county, state and federal).

Communities In Bloom
A Canadian beautification program similar to AIB

WinterLights Celebrations
A competition encouraging municipalities, large and small, to celebrate light with decorative, cultural and spiritual programs.

Sustainable Communities Network
Linking citizens to resources and one another to create, healthy, vital, sustainable communities.

Hands On Network 
International network of collaborative partnerships with more than 12,000 nonprofits, schools, & other community organizations to create real change through meaningful volunteer action.

My Hometown Helper
-“Hamburger Helper” grant program for community projects sponsored by a municipal or civic 501(c)4 organization or public school. Grants up to $15,000.

National Crime Prevention Council – McGruff Strategies Center
Resource center & online forum where communities share crime prevention stories, promoting cooperation & coordination among criminal justice, social, economic, family & other community systems.

National Gardening Association
Promotes home, school & community gardening as a way to connect people, plants & the environment.

National Garden Month
Program of the National Gardening Association.

NewCities Institute
-Serves as a catalyst to bring together a diversity of citizens, community leaders, and public officials to engage in dialogue, education, research, and projects that define and promote economic and social vitality for communities.

Points of Light Foundation
Believing that sustained (long term) commitment by volunteers is the best way to make a significant difference in the lives of others, the foundation’s goal is to engage everyone, from every walk of life, in volunteering.

Smart Growth Network
Focuses time, attention, and resources toward restoring community vitality to center cities and older suburbs with town-centered transit and pedestrian orientation; a mix of housing, commercial, and retail; preserved open space; and care for the environment.

Sustainable Connections
Northwest Washington business network that establishes and supports local economies that sustain themselves and their communities and promote a healthy environment.

U.S. Conference of Mayors
Variety of initiatives from cities across the U.S.