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. 

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Grassroots Community Development6 days ago
Although 2020 has been a difficult year, it has highlighted the need for the commitment to race equity we have seen from several community leaders in Waco over the past few years. Read more about it on our blog:

https://grassrootswaco.org/blog/local-schools-commitment-to-diversity-inclusion-and-equity/
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Grassroots Community Development1 week ago
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