Committed to a brighter future for children, neighbors and communities.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

About Grassroots Community Development

Our Mission

Committed to a brighter future for children, neighbors and communities.

Organization Overview

As an organization, Grassroots originally served Waco through building and remodeling homes. Over time, the organization has come to understand that cultivating healthy neighborhoods is more than just building attractive and affordable homes. Grassroots utilizes an asset-based community development approach to serve neighbors, children, and communities. Neighbors are served through leadership development training classes, free financial literacy and homebuyer education, and counseling to prepare families to become homeowners. Children are served academically through fostering family engagement efforts and school-community partnerships. Communities are served through roof and exterior home repair programs, building new homes and community enhancement projects.

Racial Equity Statement

Grassroots Community Development is committed to a brighter future for children, neighbors, and communities. We believe this requires a commitment to racial diversity, inclusion, and equity. To Grassroots, equity and inclusion means creating environmental conditions where all people are valued and have the ability to thrive within our community, regardless of their race or ethnicity.

In order to support the advancement of our community, Grassroots provides:

  • Family engagement support at community schools
  • Grassroots Leadership Training with neighborhood leaders
  • Support to community driven projects
  • Financial literacy courses
  • New home construction for low to moderate income families

Building intentional and authentic relationships with neighbors through these programs is at the heart of what Grassroots Community Development does.

Annual Reports

To see a listing of our annual reports click here

Rooted in the Community

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Grassroots Community Development5 days ago
Today, and always, we are thankful for the support from the Waco community that has made our work possible over the past 20 years. Happy Thanksgiving from the Grassroots team!
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Grassroots Community Development1 week ago
Here is a look at our holiday hours this week. We will be fully open again on Monday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Grassroots Community Development2 weeks ago
North East Riverside Neighborhood Association is hosting their Youth Empowered for Success YES Forum this Saturday, November 19th at the East Waco Library from 11 am-1 pm!