Partners in The Village
Jacobs Family Foundation (JFF)
JFF explores new philanthropic roles and relationships for strengthening under-invested neighborhoods by making grants and other investments that support innovative, practical strategies for community change. Its Neighborhood Grants Program funds resident groups and neighborhood organizations that serve or support The Village at Market Creek. JFF also makes program-related investments in the form of low-interest loans, loan guarantees, and recoverable grants that advance the development of the Village.
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation (JCNI)
JCNI is an operating foundation working within The Village at Market Creek that explores and implements new ways to partner for sustainable community change through entrepreneurial projects, hands-on learning relationships, and the creative investment of resources. Designed to assist residents in organizing, planning, and piloting their ideas, JCNI provides capacity-building, learning exchanges, financial services, and other strategic support needed to structure, test, evaluate, and sustain those projects.
Diamond Management, Inc. (DMI)
DMI oversees the residential and commercial development of The Village at Market Creek through project management, construction, and property management. It is a training business with a focus on double-bottom-line impact that develops blighted properties and recycles that value back in the neighborhoods through local contracting, capacity-building, job creation, businesses development, and the resident ownership of assets.
Market Creek Partners, LLC (MCPLLC)
MCPLLC is a community development limited liability company that unites diverse communities in creating social and economic strength through innovative resident-owned developments in The Village at Market Creek. Market Creek Plaza, the company's primary asset, is a $23.5 million, 10-acre community-planned project featuring a major supermarket, restaurants and retail shops, as well as multicultural public art. Its "Community Development IPO" creates access for residents to participate as individual owners. In addition, the Neighborhood Unity Foundation - a community foundation planned and led by residents - is an owner of this important asset.
San Diego Neighborhood Funders (SDNF)
SDNF is a united philanthropic voice for San Diego's disinvested communities.
Project VOCAL Partners
Project VOCAL (Voices Of Community at All Levels) was formed based on components of a healthy village and ethnic representation. They include:
- Neighborhood Councils (to represent individual neighborhoods)
- Cultural organizations to represent 9 primary cultures (African America, Latino, Samoan, Laotian, Somali, Sudanese, Filipino, Chamorro, Native American)
- Neighborhood Unity Foundation (represents neighborhood philanthropy)
- Diamond Community Investors (represents/promotes ownership/mobilizing community capital)
- The Youth Movement (the voice of young people throughout the Diamond)
- Faith networks (to be formed - UAAMAC and the individual churches, synagogues, and temples)
The CCCA Learning Partnership
- San Diego Museum of Art
- San Diego Museum of Man
- Mingei International Museum
- Museum of Photographic Arts
- San Diego History Center
- As well as approximately 50 members who represent cultural communities and artists from southeastern San Diego.
Public Sector Partners:
- Southeastern Economic Development Corporation (SEDC)
- City Planning
- Former Mayor Sander's Office
- Congressman Filner's Office
- County of SD Department of Health
- County of SD Metro Region
- Commission for Arts & Culture | City of San Diego
Other Potential Partners:
- Urban Land Institute
- McCormack Baron Salazar
- SDSU Urban Planning
- UCSD CREATE
- UCSD Calit2
- MCP Village Investment Advisory Board (banks, national funders)
- The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership