The Dogwood Health Trust approved $1 million for Racial Equity Community Grants to benefit historically underfunded organizations serving Black, indigenous, and communities of color. Grants of up to $25,000 are available for one-time needs, program support, general operations, and for purposes that the organizations deem important. These grants are part of a $5.5 million allocation by the Dogwood Health Trust board of directors to address racial equity in Western North Carolina.
The Racial Equity Community Grants are designed as a first step from Dogwood Health Trust to infuse capital into historically underfunded organizations whose primary purpose is serving Black, indigenous and communities of color, and whose leadership is representative of the communities they serve.
Dogwood seeks organizations that demonstrate deep cultural connections to the communities they serve and encourages applications from smaller, grassroots organizations that are primarily led and staffed by people of color. There is no minimum requirement for budget size, staffing, or service area. Both 501(c)(3) organizations and government agencies are welcome to apply.
The grant application is available online. The deadline for Racial Equity Community Grants is Oct. 23, 2020. Grant decisions will be made by the end of November and funds will be distributed in December 2020.
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