Seeking consultant to work with Communities of Opportunity partners – Deadline April 27

Communities of Opportunity is seeking a consultant to facilitate the co-design process to develop a Systems and Policy Agenda with community organizations. The agenda will create a set of priorities that will inform Communities of Opportunity funding and guide other systems and policy change work within the initiative. The consultant will work with the 50+ organizations that…

Communities of Opportunity expands investments to increase civic engagement and strengthen connections

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is expanding efforts to help neighborhoods and cultural communities build partnerships that contribute to better health, safe and affordable housing, economic opportunity and stronger community connections for residents. COO will provide $3.1 million to six efforts that tap into the collaborative power of residents to improve health and well-being. In King…

How Communities of Opportunity is measuring outcomes collaboratively—and why that matters.

Communities of Opportunity (COO) has launched a rigorous, participatory evaluation to assess outcomes toward strengthening community connections and achieving equity in the areas of health, housing and economic opportunity. We caught up with members of COO’s evaluation team, Valerie Tran from BDS Planning & Urban Design and Dr. Kim Tippens, Social Research Scientist from Public…

Communities of Opportunity announces partnership with 27 nonprofits to improve health, social, racial, and economic equity

Communities of Opportunity (COO) announced more than $2.5 million in investments to create and sustain policies and systems that promote equity and create a more vibrant King County.  Twenty-seven non-profits will bring together fifty different organizations to strengthen community connections, economic opportunity, health outcomes and housing for low-income and communities of color in King County.…

Watch the COO Community Partnerships RFP Webinar

For those interested in the Communities of Opportunity Community Partnerships RFP who were unable to join the live webinar or attend an in-person information session, the webinar recording is now available. Applications are due to Public Health Seattle & King County by Thursday January 11th by 2pm. Click here to download the slides from this webinar. Have…

Applications open for Communities of Opportunity Community Partnerships: Place-Based and Cultural Communities

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is now accepting proposals for community partnerships to create change that will contribute to greater health and well-being. This RFP will invest in partnerships that focus on geographic/place-based communities and cultural communities. Social, economic and racial equity and social justice is foundational to the work of COO.  For many in our…

Applications open for Communities of Opportunity Systems and Policy Change Grants – Due 11/9

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is now accepting proposals from community-engaged or community-led efforts to transform systems and policies so that all people thrive and prosper. The Seattle Foundation, as a partner of COO, is now accepting proposals for one-time grants to improve systems and policies tied to four results areas: stronger community connections, economic opportunity,…