We ignite, launch, and grow values-aligned organizations through workshops, mentoring, and incubator cohorts. We provide fiscal sponsorship and support services. We manage an impact investment portfolio of grants, loans, and awards through our Vibrancy Funds. We utilize the OAT (Organizational Assessment Tool) survey to identify needs within our implementation strategies: Planning, Connectivity, Resources, and Identity.
We help organizations and communities to reduce inequalities and improve quality of life. We measure individual and collective outcomes through the annual Impact Report survey. We facilitate collaboration and private public partnerships towards shared goals. We align reporting and communications within our impact framework: strengthening Culture, promoting Sustainability, and building economic Opportunity.
Stronger organizations with greater impact have the power to build equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities. We track community data trends to help others understand how they are advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). We maintain the Vibrancy Index dashboard to visualize community needs and raise awareness for organizations working towards specific goals.
Harnessing the Power of Vibrant Communities is a white paper exploring the implementation + impact strategies of New Sun Rising’s Vibrant Communities Framework
Our 2018 Impact Report demonstrates how effective capacity building, funding, and financing leads to stronger organizations, reduced inequalities, and vibrant communities.
The Vibrant Communities Handbook 1st Edition provides an in-depth look at our framework to ignite, launch, and grow equitable socioeconomic development initiatives
Many communities face challenges to succeed in the current socioeconomic system. The shared values of New Sun Rising and our partners work to bridge the opportunity gap and create Vibrant Communities for all. We believe that transformational change requires a commitment to:
Engage + Co-power Local Stakeholders
Connect Opportunity with Community Priorities
Develop + Activate an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Through the visionary leadership of New Sun Rising’s staff, board of directors, and network of partners, we continue to explore the possibilities of civic innovation and socioeconomic development built from the bottom up, and inside out.