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,…

Request for Proposal: Evaluation of Communities of Opportunity

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is an initiative to create equitable community connection, economic opportunity, health, and housing outcomes regardless of place or race. COO is seeking an agency/organization to conduct an evaluation of this existing initiative. The evaluation will answer the overarching evaluation question: To what extent and in what ways has the initiative’s cross-cutting…

Coming soon: Expanding investments through Communities of Opportunity

Communities of Opportunity aims to support health, social, economic and racial equity in King County so that all people thrive and prosper, regardless of race and place. We are expanding our investments in collaborative place-based solutions and policy/systems change activities that build on the assets in communities.  In September/October of 2017, Communities of Opportunity will…

Communities of Opportunity to invest $2.7 million to expand successful partnerships in Rainier Valley, SeaTac/Tukwila and White Center

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is building on cutting-edge work in Rainier Valley, SeaTac/Tukwila and White Center to ensure all people in King County can live in healthy, thriving neighborhoods. COO awarded $2.7 million of funding over the next two years to continue and expand investments to 25 community-based nonprofits in these geographic areas, including seven…

Meet the Communities of Opportunity Executive Director

Communities of Opportunity is so fortunate to welcome Andréa Akita as its first Executive Director. Andréa has more than 20 years of experience working with Seattle communities to develop affordable housing, increase access to human services and influence policy that improves health and increases social equity. Her community development, public sector and nonprofit work has…