Welcome to CCEDA


CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (CCEDA) serves as a clearinghouse for information and action that advances the field of community economic development through training and continuing education, technical assistance, and advocacy on public policy. All CCEDA’s activities serve our membership — organizations actively engaged in revitalizing California’s neighborhoods, including resident driven community development corporations, local governments, community action agencies and faith based institutions. CCEDA members produce results through a full range of community building strategies including real estate development-housing, retail and commercial-business assistance and lending, social services, and job training and creation.

CCEDA 2022 Mission, Vision & Values

Mission: CCEDA empowers organizations serving people of color, and others, to create economic opportunity and social equity in low to moderate income communities.

Vision: A socially just and economically equitable California.


  • Social Justice – CCEDA promotes racial, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Stewardship – CCEDA is trustworthy, transparent, and acts with the highest integrity in finance, governance, and grant management.
  • Empowerment – CCEDA seeks to advance members and communities through education, training, technical assistance, and leadership development.
  • Engagement – CCEDA responds to changing needs by visibly advocating for effective public policy and actively collaborating with member organizations, government, and funders.

CCEDA Strategies

Technical Training : Improve the operation of community development organizations through technical training.

  • Expand real estate, social enterprise, and fund development training and technical assistance.
  • Develop and implement CDFI technical assistance.
  • Develop and implement climate adaption training and technical assistance.

Rural Affordable Housing

CAAs and CED Organizations Guide

Navigate case studies geared toward CAAs and CED organizations with this new online resources guide https://www.ccedaclimateresourceguide.com and webinars https://cceda.com/presentations-2/2021-2/ demonstrating how to use it per region .