Involve Residents to Guide Decisions with Community Heart & Soul®

Community Heart & Soul gives municipal leaders a true representation of what matters most to their constituents. The information gathered through the process guides decision-making and priorities for the long-term.

Small cities and towns that work with us experience a range of benefits including:

  • Strengthened relationships with residents and increased resident participation
  • Increased volunteerism and resident-driven community actions
  • Deepened understanding by municipal officials of community needs to inform long-range plans
  • Measurable impact toward community and economic development goals
  • Increased investment from grants and the private sector to implement community projects
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Funding to Get Started

The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to start the Community Heart & Soul model. Grant funding requires a $10,000 cash match. Learn more here.

Michele Bannon, City Clerk for Carbondale, Pennsylvania shares how Heart & Soul inspired residents in her community to participate in local government.

Carbondale Heart & Soul

Click to view and download our flyer highlighting specific Community Heart & Soul outcomes that resonate with municipal leaders.

ICMA Podcast with Community Heart & Soul

Community Heart & Soul provides a lens for city councilors to ensure decisions are based on what matters most to residents.

Listen to Sue Lessard, town manager of Bucksport, Maine share benefits of Community Heart & Soul in the ICMA – International City/County Management Association podcast full episode below.

You’ll hear more about what Community Heart & Soul can do for your community and learn about our $10,000 seed grant program.

Community Heart & Soul podcast episode with ICMA.

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