Communitas America is a social impact organization that supports Changemakers who are creating innovative solutions to solve pressing challenges in under-resourced communities. Founded in 2017 by Kyungsun Chung, Communitas America is a sister organization of Root Impact in South Korea. Root Impact was founded in 2012 as a nonprofit focused on building capacity for the social innovation sector. Communitas America empowers Changemakers to develop innovative ideas, challenge structures, combat social ills, and tackle entrenched inequalities that impede economic inclusion.

Communitas America seeks to leverage local untapped talent to build a more diverse and equitable impact ecosystem that enables upward financial mobility and raises up community solutions. Communitas America will help to drive innovation by investing in Changemakers so they can create positive social change.  

Communitas America was previously a fiscal sponsorship project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), one of the world’s largest philanthropic advisory services.

Our Mission

We develop impact ecosystems that equip Changemakers in under-resourced communities

Our Vision

A world with inclusive, diverse, and sustainable local neighborhoods

Core Values

  • Changemakers and Social Impact First

  • Empathize with Changemakers

  • Be Adventurous to Challenge the status quo

  • Be Passionate and Have Fun

  • Take Initiative and Play Your Game

  • Make a REAL Difference

  • Build Relationships of Trust

  • Respect the Difference and Embrace Diversity

  • Get Together to make a Better World, Faster

  • Unleashing power of Social Impact

  • Connecting Women and Minorities

  • Shared Prosperity and Neighborhood Revitalization

  • Breaking down Barriers to affect Real Change

  • Building more diverse, equitable and inclusive communities

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1460 Broadway

New York, NY 10036



521 Bergen Ave

Bronx, NY 10451


Mail: hello@communitasamerica.org