BLACK EMPOWERMENT WORKS

Grants for community transformation, powered by Champions of Change

WHAT IS BLACK EMPOWERMENT WORKS?

Black Empowerment Works promotes Black economic and social prosperity through self-determination by resourcing and funding grassroots-generated, Black-led ideas, programs and projects. Essentially, it is an equity-focused grant and support program addressing poverty in Greater Cincinnati. This program was designed by the first cohort of Champions of Change.

 

WHY DOES BLACK EMPOWERMENT WORKS EXIST? 

Simply put, too many Black families and individuals in our region are experiencing poverty, and too few Black-led ideas, programs and projects (and by extension, Black leaders) receive funding and resources to address it. We are committed to changing that.

We believe that by investing in more Black-led ideas, programs and projects we can: 

  1. Bring a greater diversity of solutions and thought leadership into United Way’s work; 

  2. Gain a better understanding of the unique strengths, opportunities and challenges within communities; and 

  3. Collaborate on strategies that work to reduce racial disparities in outcomes

Black Empowerment Works Grants

Who is involved in Black Empowerment Works?

  • 2020-2021 GRANTEES

  • 2020 GRANT REVIEWERS

  • CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE

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Questions? Contact us at black-led@uwgc.org or (513) 762-7157.