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California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) empowers organizations serving people of color, and others, to create economic opportunity and social equity in low to moderate income communities.

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we envision

A socially just and economically equitable California.

our values

Social Justice

CCEDA promotes racial, economic, and environmental justice.

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CCEDA is trustworthy, transparent, and acts with the highest integrity in finance, governance, and grant management.

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CCEDA seeks to advance members and communities through education, training, technical assistance, and leadership development.

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CCEDA responds to changing needs by visibly advocating for effective public policy and actively collaborating with member organizations, government, and funders.

our commitment to california

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.

our impact

Over $9M in loans & grants to small businesses.

California has an estimated 4.1 million individuals living below 200% Federal Poverty Level, yet, many programs for low-income people remain under-enrolled. 

Currently, low-income individuals and families are burdened with proving their eligibility for these programs multiple times over. They, effectively, have to repeatedly prove they are poor on various applications, which makes accessing these programs difficult for the most vulnerable in our communities, the very people that need access. 


SB 1208 will facilitate the application process across multiple utility sectors and, in addition, save programs administrative dollars and staff time. Please help support this effort by placing the template letter of support below on your letterhead, and sending a signed copy to [email protected].

latest activity
The City of Burbank, in partnership with the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA), has deployed over $1.4 million to over 100 businesses and entrepreneurs. In 2021, CCEDA assisted Burbank with launching the Burbank Small Business Assistance Program to provide assistance to businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.