This initiative’s predecessor, Valuing Diversity, was funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the American Psychological Association, and managed by Community Science from 2000 to 2002. In the Valuing Diversity project (described in more detail later), Community Science worked with a group of psychologists to develop guidelines for regranting and assisting two organizations interested in strengthening communities experiencing rapid demographic change. This experience deepened Community Science’s knowledge of what it takes to develop the capacity of organizations to build intergroup relations within a community-building framework. A year later, Community Science received a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation to expand this effort to three communities. We worked with an advisory committee of community practitioners and funders to refine the guidelines for regranting. In these communities, intergroup relationships progressed from non-existence to initial dialogue and a growing sense of connection among groups of people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. (2004-2008)

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