Joni Foster is an accomplished leader and advisor to rural and urban organizations in the community economic development industry.  Foster has extensive experience in organizational change, new program design, real estate development, and market-based economic development.


A few indicators of success: 


Raised/invested over $40 million in grants and loans that have leveraged over $100 million in affordable housing, commercial developments, community facilities and other community development programming.


Assisted over 100 community development organizations in 20 states and two countries on management, real estate opportunities and economic development initiatives.


Provided leadership to start up and grow over 10 successful community development nonprofits/ associations.  


Dedicated to self-help strategies and business principles that generate results.