Navigate Announces $3 Million in Grants to Support Families in Need

Posted On: November 15, 2022

Largest Grant Cycle to Support Local Agencies in Alabama, Connecticut, Mississippi, and Virginia

BIRMINGHAMNavigate Affordable Housing Partners today announced its contribution of $3 million in grants to organizations supporting vulnerable populations in the communities in which it operates. Through ‘Navigate Gives Back’ – which awarded $2 million to 31 organizations in 2021 – this year’s record-breaking donation will support 34 organizations across four states focused on tackling critical needs in their communities, from affordable housing and rental aid to emergency shelter and food assistance. 

“Addressing the most pressing needs of our families and strengthening communities from within are the foundation of our Navigate Gives Back initiative,” said Lisa McCarroll, CEO of Navigate Affordable Housing Partners. “Through these commitments and collaboration with community partners who share our mission, we will continue to help families put food on the table, cover expenses, and access high-quality, affordable housing where they live, work, and play.”

Donations will be used to assist with various costs that impact affordable housing, including emergency rental assistance, disaster relief, food assistance, and clothing provisions. The donations include: 

  • $1,656,750 for Alabama non-profits
  • $460,000 for Connecticut non-profits
  • $572,000 for Virginia non-profits
  • $400,000 for Mississippi non-profits

      “We are proud to support local organizations that provide critical resources and empower people within their communities,” said Spencer Ragland, chairman of the Navigate Affordable Housing Partners Board. “We know that investing in families and prioritizing community development has an important ripple effect on the long-term strength of neighborhoods across the country.”

      This announcement comes as the U.S. housing market experiences the second-largest correction of the post-WWII era, as mortgage rates recently broke 7 percent, the highest since 2002, and more than double what most borrowers paid near the start of the pandemic. 

      List of 2022 NGB Recipients

      AIDS Alabama
      Alabama Food Bank (Feeding Alabama)
      Black Belt Community Foundation
      CDM Firehouse Shelter
      Children’s Aid Society
      Collat Jewish Family Services
      Community Care Development
      Community Soup Bowl
      Daniel’s Pantry
      Grace House
      Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA)
      Kikstart Inc.
      Mercy Deliverance Ministries
      Mt. Pilgrim People Development Center
      Salvation Army of Greater Bham
      Salvation Army of the Shoals
      Shelby Emergency Assistance, Inc.
      The Link of Cullman County
      United Way of Central Alabama
      CT Coalition to End Homelessness
      CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
      IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Svcs
      United Way of Central and Northeastern CT
      Catholic Charities of South MS
      MS Housing Partnership
      Prairie Opportunity, Inc.
      Voice of Calvary Ministries
      Feed More
      Nelson County Community Development Foundation
      Rescue Mission of Roanoke, Inc.
      Sin Barrearas-Without Barriers, Inc.
      Society of St. Andrews



      Navigate Affordable Housing Partners is a nonprofit based in Birmingham, Alabama, working to enhance all aspects of the housing industry, ensuring families have access to quality, livable housing choices, and empowering people and communities. Navigate accomplishes this as an affordable housing provider, a regulatory partner within the industry, and by helping revitalize communities. Navigate’s core values – Service, Respect, Transparency, Quality, and Innovation – inform who we are, our work, and how we work. For further information, visit 

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