TROY, N.Y. – Eight local BIPOC-led organizations — which all work to address wide-ranging systemic inequities like youth and child success, mental health, food security, and more within underserved communities — will each receive a one-year, unrestricted award of $25,000 through the second annual Changemaker Fund.
This year’s awardees are 518 Elite, Capital District Recovery Center, Community Fathers, Inc., Hood’s House of Hoops, Miracle on Craig Street, SHRED Foundation, The Creative Good, Inc., and Young Futures. Collectively, the eight organizations are working to advance positive social change in the Capital Region.
“Promoting and investing in BIPOC leadership is critical to creating systemic change for a just and equitable society,” said Erica Coletti, CEO of Healthy Alliance. “By providing funding and other supports to these Changemakers, we hope to amplify the impact of their critical work in addressing health disparities and inequities across our community.”
In addition to the $25,000 funding, awardees will have access to a facilitated leadership cohort including one-on-one leadership coaching and interactive group coaching, designed to empower and connect leadership across organizations and within communities.