Commitment to Action

Make It Right

Commitment by

Cherokee Investment Partners

In 2007, Make It Right Foundation committed to be a catalyst for redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward. This commitment will build a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes that are inspired by Cradle to CradleSM thinking, with an emphasis on high quality design, while preserving the spirit of the community's culture. A partner in the Make It Right Project (MIR), Cherokee Gives Back Foundation is helping to oversee the day to day operations of MIR. This includes providing pro bono accounting and information technology services, environmental and sustainability consultation, communications and public relations support, administrative and other consultative services as needed. Cherokee Gives Back Foundation has fulfilled and exceeded its two-year commitment of providing more than $2 million worth of expenses, resources, expertise, and services for the benefit of the Make It Right project. Cherokee plans to continue its support of the project going forward.





Make It Right



Est. Duration

7 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Cherokee Investment Partners

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Make It Right Foundation, GRAFT, William McDonough & Partners, Architects, Jolie-Pitt Foundation