A national network with deep local roots, we help communities to become healthier places to live, work, and play.

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Groundwork community members are advancing health and equity by transforming neglected spaces - one park, playground, or trail at a time.

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How are Groundwork communities using data and maps to build climate resiliency?

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We're working hand in hand with residents to change places, change lives, and change systems.
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We're growing the next generation of environmental leaders by helping young people effect change in the environment, their communities, and themselves.

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GROUNDWORK USA ENVISIONS A WORLD IN WHICH EVERYONE CAN LIVE IN A COMMUNITY THAT IS HEALTHY, GREEN, AND RESILIENT.

WHO WE ARE

Groundwork USA is the only network of local organizations devoted to transforming the natural and built environment of low-resource communities to advance health, equity, and resilience.

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WHAT WE DO

We empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.

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Groundwork USA and our network of 21 Trusts share a mission and a common approach.

Groundwork USA provides a national model, informed by best practices and research. Groundwork Trusts tailor the approach to the unique needs of small- to medium-sized cities, neighborhoods, and rural communities across the US, working with local residents, government officials, and business owners.

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