Increase Revenue, Upgrade Facilities, Repurpose Land

How community organizations can generate more recurring income

Are you a member of one of these types of civic organizations?

  • Boys & Girls Club of America
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of the United States of America 
  • Lions Club
  • Elks Club
  • Masons
  • Rotary International
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, or other veterans organization
  • Other local community organizations (women’s shelter, nonprofit, church, senior center, women's organization/club, etc.)

More money for programs, building improvements?

The work of your community organization is important. It matters, you make a difference and you’re changing lives. But cash flow and facility improvements may not be keeping pace with your plans for the future.

The good news is there are some creative ways to increase revenue, support programs, and even upgrade the buildings where you serve the community. You can even create a lasting legacy for generations to come. 

In fact, the answer may be right under your feet. You may be sitting on an untapped gold mine – literally. Consider this: does your community organization have excess land – a vacant lot or an underutilized parking lot?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, find out what your options are today.

How repurposing unused land can increase revenue, improve buildings, grow membership?

Looking to:

  • Increase revenue to better serve and/or expand your membership?
  • Remodel, repair, upgrade or even expand your facilities?
  • Do greater good by doing even more for your local community?
  • Ensure your property remains a legacy for good rather than just selling to the highest bidder?

Find out how to repurpose vacant land to create an additional income stream each month. Discover how maximize vacant land or underutilized space to fund programming. Partner with a like-minded nonprofit who shares your vision to make a difference in the community. And, grow your membership by transforming space that will be protected for years to come.

Maybe the idea of using land for income is intriguing, but it also seems pretty complicated. And, let’s face it. In today’s real estate market, lots of developers would love to “help” a community organization with extra land. But you don't have to sell out to stay afloat. That’s why the most important decision is choosing the right partner.

How to choose a partner to repurpose unused land?

To effectively repurpose land that generates ongoing revenue, you need a partner who understands the unique world of community organizations – and the need for wise stewardship of resources. That’s why it’s important to ask these four questions of any prospective partner:

Does their mission and vision align with your goals for tangible, long-term impact for your members and the neighborhoods you serve?
Do they demonstrate experience to creatively repurpose vacant, odd-sized, or under-utilized land to benefit the community?
Do they know how to energize members and neighbors to collaborate with a renewed sense of purpose?
Do they have a proven strategy to successfully navigate city, business, and community partnerships as well as financing, development, and construction?

Now, the big question is: How do you find a nonprofit partner to help achieve your goals?

Jamboree's expansion project with one local nonprofit includes a network of community partners such as city leaders, the Boys & Girls Clubs and Alzheimer's Association. Together, we're making a difference in the lives of families and seniors, honoring a shared vision to positively transform their neighborhood.

We suggest you look at who is already doing this type of specialized land repurposing. Here are two successful examples.

With the help of a community partner, a 152-year-old church successfully transformed an extra parking lot into increased cash flow - and a childcare center, neighborhood health clinic, and affordable housing. By leasing land to a nonprofit developer, this community partnership is generating revenue for the church over several decades.

A trusted community partner helped a women’s homeless shelter expand its capital fundraising campaign – and its mission – while also eradicating building code violations and developing a new expanded and enhanced facility in its place.


What if unused land became a realized cash flow?

All it takes is some inspired vision with a willingness to explore – and a guide who can translate your needs and goals into a reality that will benefit your organization and community for years to come.

Jamboree Housing Corporation is a nonprofit affordable housing developer whose vision is for every person to live in a strong, healthy, sustainable community. We want to end homelessness, and transform people and neighborhoods with hope. For 30 years now, see how Jamboree brings to life its vision to change lives and transform communities.

Jamboree was founded to meet the need of families and seniors for stable housing they can afford. This transforms families and seniors, giving them the tools to create new beginnings and make a difference in their neighborhoods.
We bring together business, city, and social partnerships to provide services around shared goals for the common good of a community. Jamboree does so in a way that influences neighborhoods to grow with vitality.
The ripple effect of affordable housing? Education, health, financial stability, and quality of life are improved. Homelessness, crime, blight, and unemployment are reduced. Families, seniors and those with special needs have opportunity to thrive and influence others.
Jamboree collaborates with other like-minded community organizations for measurable community impact. We work diligently to repurpose unused or underutilized land for higher and better uses for lasting change.

Take the first step

Residents wholeheartedly share their cardboard testimonies about how living in a Jamboree community has transformed their lives and inspired new beginnings. What a poignant reminder that our partnerships are working, they matter. Together, we're helping countless residents write a new story of hope for the future.

Explore repurposing land to generate income for your community organization. If you belong to one of these community organizations – or serve on a district or regional board for one – start exploring what a potential partnership with Jamboree could do for your organization and its current and future members. Begin by gathering more information.

Roger Kinoshita, Jamboree’s Senior Director of Business Development, can answer any question you have that will help you fully understand the process. Roger is available at 949-214-2345, or

Don’t wait! Learn more about how to positively impact your bottom line. Make building improvements. Find new revenue for programs and operations for your community organization. Continue to create more good in your community. Discover the possibilities that may exist for you and your community organization. Contact Roger today.


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