The Mission...

The Community Development Society furthers community work through teaching, practice, and research. CDS provides those who do community work with best practices, networking opportunities, tools, and other resources.

Endowment Funds

To make a contribution, please select the fund you would like to donate to by clicking on the corresponding link.

  • Educational Materials Fund: Support for the production of educational materials to advance the mission of the CDS (e.g. electronic documents, monographs, books, videos).
  • Diversity Fund: Support for initiatives that increase awareness around diversity issues within the community development profession and that foster inclusion of a diversity of cultural perspectives in the CDS and the community development process.
  • Scholarship Fund: Support for student or non-student CDS members to attend the CDS annual international conference.
  • Nette Nelson Travel Scholarship Fund: Support for international travel for student or non-student CDS members to attend the CDS annual international conference.
  • George Nickolaus CD Graduate Student Award: Support for graduate students enrolled in programs emphasizing community development at universities in the United States.
  • Ted Bradshaw Fund: Support for undergraduate and/or graduate students who need travel support in order to participate in the CDS annual international conference.
  • Annual International Conference Fund: Support for the annual international conference (e.g. for providing outstanding plenary speakers and presenters, and defraying conference costs for local grassroots leaders and CD volunteers).
  • Unrestricted Fund: Other financial support for activities to advance the mission of the CDS.