Mission / Vision

Mission: to foster equitable revitalization throughout Cleveland’s neighborhoods by strengthening the community development ecosystem.

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is a local community development intermediary with more than thirty years of experience investing in community revitalization work in Greater Cleveland.

Neighborhood Progress was founded in 1988 and serves a unique function as it is the only local intermediary in the region. We are proud to be nationally highlighted as a leader for engaging in best practices in various facets of nonprofit programming.


  • The central role of cities, neighborhoods, and people in place
  • Race matters
  • Equity for all people
  • High-capacity Community Development Corporations
  • Climate Resiliency and Sustainability
  • Broad-based collaboration, resident empowerment and partnerships
  • Transparent and informed decision-making
  • Access to quality affordable housing, education, and retail, artistic, & cultural amenities
  • Catalytic Public & Private Investments
  • Advocacy for equitable policies

Vision: In 2021, CNP adopted a new strategic plan, Impact: 2022-2027. To learn more about this plan, click here.