The NC IAF is a regional network of broad-based community coalitions operating primarily in Wake, Durham, Orange, Forsyth and Mecklenburg Counties. Each coalition, made of dues paying well trusted institutions, builds individual civic leadership, strengthens its member organizations, and serves as a vehicle for these members to act in the public arena with sufficient power for the common good. The coalitions create opportunities for people to connect and act powerfully and creatively as leaders – to bring about practical solutions to the challenges facing their families and communities. NC IAF network aggregates the collective power of over 200 grassroots institutions including congregations, neighborhood organizations, nonprofits, labor unions, parent groups and federally qualified health care institutions. This grant provides general operating and regranting support.