Taking great ideas to scale through a commitment to what works.

The world is full of great ideas with the potential to transform underserved communities. Yet, too often, these ideas never materialize due to lack of expertise and investment. Through our “policy to practice” strategy, we help incubate small innovative models and take them to scale. Our three decades of expertise allows us to bridge the gap between an idea and its realized impact and ensure it becomes an integral part of the ecosystem that makes up strong, vibrant communities.

Grounded Solutions Network

In 2009, we launched The Cornerstone Partnership to create a peer network for homeownership programs working to preserve long-term affordability, inclusive growth, and community stability. In 2016, Cornerstone joined with the National Community Land Trust Network to become the Grounded Solutions Network.  Together, this new organization works to deliver critical services and resources that strengthen local housing programs.

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The first GREEN HOUSE® home was constructed in 2003 in Tupelo, Mississippi as a new model to provide nursing care in a small, homelike setting with individualized care. Through our partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this innovative program grew to over 160 homes across 27 states, allowing thousands of elders to age with dignity.  In 2016 the program scaled to a point where it was able to operate as a stand alone organization and serve an even larger population.

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Village to Village® Network

Started in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, the Village model helps elders age in their homes and remain an integral part of their communities. We helped grow the model into a network of 145 Villages across 41 states serving over 25,000 seniors. In 2015, with more than 100 new Villages in development, the management of the network successfully transitioned to an independent organization. The Village network continues to grow in the U.S. and internationally, impacting not just seniors, but everyone who lives in their communities.

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