Rise is a nonprofit organization working to connect communities with local institutions to empower the revitalization of neighborhoods in Greater St. Louis. Rise acts as a resource and partner to the community. We bring together nonprofits, financial institutions, and government to make successful neighborhood revitalization possible. Rise is the leading nonprofit developer of affordable housing in our region. As a nonprofit community developer, we have aided the development of more than 5,500 homes and 137,000 square feet of commercial space. We have supported 42 communities across the region as a community developer, consultant, and lender.
Rise also offers comprehensive community planning services to nonprofits, foundations, companies, and governments in the St. Louis region. Community plans lay the groundwork for building stronger, more equitable neighborhoods. We believe it is vital to give community stakeholders a voice. These plans become blueprints for action and success.
Rise also maintains a variety of data for areas throughout the St. Louis region. We also assist in the collection and creation of new data specific to a particular development or neighborhood. Our staff is trained in a variety of geographic information systems programs and programming languages, and therefore well-equipped to help organizations implement new data systems.
Rise’s capacity building includes individualized technical assistance as well as group training classes for area CDCs. Our individualized technical assistance focuses on six categories of organizational capacity development:
LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
SMALL BUSINESS MODELED OPERATIONS
ORGANIZATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION