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Connecting real estate developers to meaningful social impact

Our CEO, Greg Heller, had an op-ed published in Next City about social impact and real estate development. View the article at

December 8th, 2015|News|

Congrats to Atlantic Healthy Foods!

Congratulations to Atlantic Healthy Foods! The food distribution facility in Clayton County, GA won honorable mention during the 2015 Novogradac Tax Credit Industry Awards. ACT’s partner Urban Action Community Development provided financing for the project and ACT carried out community benefits strategies related to the project, including community engagement, identifying local workforce, supporting a community day and […]

October 21st, 2015|News|

Impact HUB Coming to Baltimore – ACT a Founding Investor

A new space for socially conscious startups and entrepreneurs is coming to Baltimore early next year. Impact Hub, located on the ground floor of the Centre Theater at 10 E. North Ave. in Station North, will cater to growing companies, freelancers and group projects that are intended to help address social problems in Baltimore or elsewhere. […]

August 28th, 2015|News|

ACT to Work with Wexford on Community Engagement Program in Miami

The owner of the University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park has requested county funding to support a $112.1 million expansion with a mixed-use hotel and innovation center. . . . Wexford Miami said it would partner with the non-profit American Communities Trust to develop a community engagement program and education area residents.
The expansion of […]

August 28th, 2015|News|

$16M Food Hub Could Break Ground Next Month

Via Bisnow: A blighted section of East Baltimore—once a filming location for The Wire—is one step closer to becoming a $16M campus for food-related businesses.
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July 28th, 2015|News|

#MadeinBaltimore Vendor Fair Video

We just finished the first – ever #MadeinBaltimore Vendor Fair held in Lexington Market, right in the heart of Baltimore City. A way to introduce local food businesses to the buyers of major City institutions, the Fair was a success! If we grow small businesses in Baltimore, we increase the amount of jobs offered to […]

June 26th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

Baltimore-area food vendors hope to lure big institutional buyers

From the Baltimore Sun

For two years, Kristin Zissel has made dry rubs and condiments for Haute Mess Kitchen. She now hopes to take her fledgling business to the next level.

Lade Adewale, owner of Elkridge-based Ideal Foods LLC, sells her bean patties to consumers looking for meatless options and is looking for growth in mainstream markets. […]

June 14th, 2015|News|

#MadeInBaltimore Vendor Fair – June 8th

May 22nd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|

RFP: Cooking Up Business

American Communities Trust is looking for proposals to assist with implementation of the Cooking Up Business program, a local technical assistance program focused on culinary entrepreneurs in Baltimore City, Maryland. Proposals due 6/5/2015.

View the RFP Here

May 21st, 2015|News|

Creating Jobs for East Baltimore

Opportunities for neighborhood residents as first phase of the Baltimore Food Hub construction beginsAmerican Communities Trust (ACT) is excited to announce a partnership that will kick off the redevelopment of a blighted 3.5-acre site and create jobs for residents of East Baltimore. ACT, a Baltimore-based national community development organization, has awarded a contract to Details, a social enterprise of Humanim, […]

May 20th, 2015|News|