About Us

Communities Unlimited serves seven states in the southern United States, an area with many rural communities, a high minority population, high poverty and food insecurity. This is the place that what you look like, or how much money you have should not determine access to opportunities.

This is where we live. This is where we work. These are our communities. We work side by side with individuals, communities and organizations to make opportunities accessible to everyone, everywhere.

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Communities Unlimited 2019 Annual Report

The Community Voice

2019 was an exciting year at Communities Unlimited. Read “The Community Voice” to learn more about how Communities Unlimited collaborates and partners to solve the challenges that threaten our communities’ survival. Please email Reception@CommunitiesU.org to request a paper copy.

Download Our Annual Report

This Is Where We Work.

This Is Where We Live.

These Are Our Communities.


Persistent Poverty Counties

Minority Population

Food Insecurity


Our Promise

To partner with people who want to escape from persistent poverty and connect them to solutions for achieving sustainable prosperity.


Our Purpose

Talent is equally distributed across the U.S. and opportunity is not. Access to opportunities should not depend on where you live, how much you have in the bank or what you look like.


Our Approach

Through human connection and ingenuity combined with cutting-edge technology and expertise, Communities Unlimited connects people to solutions that sustain healthy businesses, healthy communities and healthy lives.


Our CDFI

Communities Unlimited was certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 2001. CU has over $16 million in assets and has made over $45 million in loans to small rural communities and small businesses in 24 states. Learn more.


Communities Unlimited, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1976 that connects people to solutions through human connections. Through ingenuity combined with cutting-edge technology and expertise, people are unwinding generations of inequity and disinvestment to build healthy businesses, healthy communities, healthy food systems, healthy bank accounts and healthy lives.