This page is here as a courtesy to the media for quick access to information about Rise.

Rise Logos

As a courtesy to media organizations, we make our logo available in high-resolution format. We include both the “official” rise square logo as well as one with a different aspect ratio in case that better fits your content delivery. They are available as high res JPEG files and high res transparent PNG files.

Click here to download the Rise logo files.


“About Rise” blurb

The following can be used for a short description of Rise, with more information available on the About Us page.

Rise ( is a nonprofit organization that connects key groups working to revitalize communities and neighborhoods in the St. Louis area. Rise partners with communities to develop affordable market-rate housing in partnership with community development corporations, particularly in neighborhoods with the potential to enhance economic diversity. Rise has helped secure $675 million in funding and support for redevelopment projects in area neighborhoods.

Press Releases

View recent press releases from Rise below

4th Annual Rise Up Festival – Celebrating Revitalization in St. Louis!

Media Inquiries: Larry Perlmutter, Rise Communications and Development Manager 314-333-7008 4th Annual Rise Up Festival – Celebrating Revitalization in St. Louis! ST. LOUIS, Washington Avenue Historic District – June 20, 2016- Rise is proud to announce our fourth annual Rise Up Festival taking place on August 20th, 2016 in the city of St. Louis […]

IL Governor's conf. 2016

Rise Accepts Affordable Housing Champion Award for Emerald Ridge Development

March 29, 2016–On behalf of Emerald Ridge, Rise and the Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) accepted the 2016 Wyvetter H. Young Award in recognition of innovation and excellence in affordable housing at the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago.  The event is co-hosted by the Illinois Housing […]


Rise Announces 2016 Collaborative Grant Recipients

Rise Community Development announces the recipients of its 2016 Regional Neighborhood Support Collaborative Grants.  The Collaborative Grant Program focuses on providing financial resources coupled with technical assistance to build the capacity and sustainability of non-profit community-based development organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Participation in the program is by invitation only.  Since 1998, the […]


Rising Stars, New Innovative Program from Rise

Rise would like to announce its pilot “Rising Stars” Program. This program will serve as a mentorship, education and hands-on training program for exceptional university students or recent graduates interested in careers in community economic development in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Rise will provide education, supervision, professional development plans and otherwise prepare the Rising Stars for […]


Rise Receives Federal and State Tax Credits for Adams Grove Development

December 14, 2015–Rise Community Development received approval from the Missouri Housing Development Commission on December 4, 2015 for a reservation of tax credits for its Adams Grove affordable housing development. The development will consist of 50 townhomes and garden apartments, incorporating contemporary design, green building and universal design principles in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood […]