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Racial Equity Mini-Grants

Let’s build a stronger community

We uplift
our community when we
all have opportunities to thrive 

Racial Equity Mini-Grants will ensure every neighbor has the opportunity to flourish by empowering citizens to come together to address the issues of racial inequity.  

Through the grants we encourage organizations to collaborate together to elevate everyone’s chances at a better quality of life.

Congratulations to our 2021 Awardees!

Project: Doing the WorkHighlighting different Black businesses in the area
Scarab Creative LLC
Amount awarded: $1,383.01

Project: Swimming for All – providing swimming lessons for minority children and families
The Beloved Community Project of Yellow Springs, Inc.
Amount awarded: $2,488

Project: What’s Tea? Black Girls’ Entrepreneurship Conference3-day conference teaching Black girls about economic, social and emotional well-being
After School Special, Inc.
Amount awarded:  $1,900

Project: Roosevelt Community Garden – Creating a community garden in West Dayton
I Love West Dayton
Amount awarded:  $2,092.61

Project: Implicit Racial Bias Training – Hosting two racial bias trainings with League of Women Voters and the Dayton Mediation Center
Laurel Kerr
Amount awarded: $2,284

2022 Application Grant Overview

Racial Equity:

the condition that would be achieved if one’s racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares. 

Root causes of inequities, not just their manifestation must be addressed. This includes elimination of policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race or fail to eliminate them (from United Way Worldwide Racial Equity Tools).

Racial Justice

is the systemic fair treatment of people of all races resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for everyone. 

All people can achieve their full potential in life, regardless of race, ethnicity, or the community in which they live. 

Become a champion

Through your financial partnership you will uplift our region’s neighbors and communities to new heights of equality and prosperity. 

We are seeking a champion in each of our three counties—Montgomery, Greene, and Preble—by making an Equity Sponsor commitment for three years.