Communities of Opportunity is pleased to announce a new round of funding to advance racial equity through systems and policy change efforts.
Systems and policy change grants support community-led and community-engaged organizations that are working to change public policy, institutional practices or other systems in order to decrease or prevent inequity in King County, centering communities of color. These grants support work that increase community connections, economic opportunity, health and housing.
Over the last two years, COO systems and policy change grantees have been instrumental in advancing racial equity through new access to healthy school lunches to consumer protection reforms. We are excited to announce new funding to continue supporting the movement for racial equity.
Applications for the 2020–2021 grant cycle accepted through September 16, 2019
COO will prioritize applications from groups led and staffed by individuals who reflect the ethnic and cultural communities they serve and who have a demonstrated ability for reaching and engaging members of those communities.
An organization applying on its own behalf may receive up to $100,000 per year. Applicants applying as a coalition with other organizations may receive up to $200,000 per year.
For more information, please attend one of the upcoming information sessions or webinars. We strongly recommend potential applicants attend an information session or webinar, though it is not mandatory for submitting an application. We will post a link to a recording of the webinar after Aug. 21.
Aug. 15 – RSVP
10 – 11:30 a.m.
1601 5th Avenue, 19th floor
Aug. 19 – RSVP
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Des Moines Library, Meeting Room
21620 11th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Aug. 20 – RSVP
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Webinar – Once you’ve registered, a confirmation screen will appear. Please use the “add to calendar” button to save the login information. To ensure a timely start, be sure to download the zoom app in advance of the webinar.