Updated: Nov 2
To provide support in opening their quality childcare center in Avondale, greatly expanding their capacity to serve families.
The United Way of Greater Cincinnati is giving more than half a million dollars to projects led by black entrepreneurs.
On Wednesday, the nonprofit announced its Champions of Change group has awarded $600,544 in Black Empowerment Works grants to 29 recipients, according to a release. The projects funded are designed to strengthen anti-poverty initiatives and cover a large swath of topics, from multimedia education and workforce development to financial literacy.
"We are addressing a systemic problem in philanthropy at a local level – this is not something unique to United Way, but we are driven to address it and know united is the way to address it," United Way CEO Moira Weir said in a statement. "The work doesn’t stop here – we have more that we can and will do to be a more equitable and inclusive organization. This is a step in the right direction. This is a part of an overall equity strategy."
The grants come as organizations look for new ways to promote racial equality after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers sparked a nationwide debate about the treatment of black Americans.
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