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…

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…

Spread the Word! Communities of Opportunity is Hiring

Communities of Opportunity is hiring two project/program managers to join the team. We are looking for team players who can implement our vision of enhancing community leadership, investing in community-led solutions, and advocating for institutional, systems and policy change so that all people thrive and prosper, regardless of race or place. If you enjoy working…

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…