Working Group



The interdisciplinary SPRE Summit Working Group is comprised of organizations from across the social purpose real estate sector that have come together with The Nonprofit Centers Network to define a vision forward for community real estate, development, and investment through the design and implementation of the SPRE Summit.

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Cinnaire is a nonprofit financial partner that supports community and economic revitalization initiatives through creative investments, loans and development services. Since 1993, Cinnaire has invested $5.7 billion to develop 1,008 housing communities in 9 states, providing 63,816 affordable apartment homes for more than 130,000 individuals and families and has provided 764 community development loans extended $807 million for commercial, mixed-use, and community space. In its mission to change lives and transform neighborhoods into thriving communities, Cinnaire has helped to create or retain over 92,000 jobs and spurred $10.1 billion in economic impact.

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Center for Economic Development Research

The Center for Economic Development Research (CEDR) is an applied economic development unit of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). CEDR assists local elected officials, economic developers, policy makers, and community and state leaders who seek innovative tools and methods to leverage their local advantage and quality of life for their residents by attracting, maintaining, and growing business and industry within their areas.CEDR’s expertise is concentrated in the areas of strategic planning, organizational development, labor market and workforce analysis, facilitation, research, and economic and fiscal impact analyses. Through its research, CEDR helps clients understand the opportunities and challenges in fostering local and regional economic development.

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Co.Act Detroit

Co.act Detroit is a hub that accelerates transformative impact with nonprofit and community organizations in southeast Michigan through collaborative idea generation, cross-sector resources, and equitable access to world-class programming and learning opportunities.

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IFF is a mission-driven lender, developer, and consultant that strengthens nonprofits and the communities they serve by providing leadership, capital, and real estate solutions. Our clients come from every sector, including human service agencies, schools, child care providers, community health centers, housing developers, and grocery stores; and we work at the nexus of facilities and finance to create safe, inspiring spaces that enable community-based organizations to achieve their missions and support their communities. IFF is committed to long-term partnerships with our clients because we believe they help ensure every person, regardless of their income or zip code, has the opportunity to reach their full potential and to live in a vibrant, equitable community.

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Infrastructure Institute

We are a training, advisory and interdisciplinary research hub at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities. Our vision is to build local and global expertise in infrastructure planning, decision-making, and delivery.

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Serve Denton

Serve Denton’s partners with nonprofits to help make their services more accessible for people in need. We seek to achieve four outcomes: fostering colocation through our 5 acre, 52,000 SF property; building connections between nonprofits, promoting collaboration, and growing capacity.

Vancity Community Foundation

Vancity Community Foundation

At VCF, we are a public charity created to help gather together community resources, thereby realizing the potential that exists when we invest in the vision of communities. Through the generosity of donors, and the expert contributions of our staff, our board, and partner organizations, we continuously strive to be a catalyst for transformation.