United Way of Greater New Bedford is committed to advancing Racial Equity and Social Justice in the communities we serve through race, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. We are strategically investing resources to help close gaps and disparities in education, economic mobility, and health.
Through Together, United grants, non-profit organizations’ Board and staff build cultural competence through professional development and other activities that address fair practices in governance and operational practices.
As part of this effort, United Way of Greater New Bedford offers grants of up to $5,000 for new initiatives and existing efforts that build capacity within nonprofit organization’s board and staff to serve diverse communities and foster lasting, positive change in the advancement of Racial Equity and Social Justice.
Together, United grants help nonprofit organizations
- Articulate cultural competence action plans
- Implement or continue to support successful workplace commitment to Racial Equity and Social Justice that address fair practices in governance and operational practices
- Create a workplace environment where all employees contribute to closing gaps and disparities in education, economic mobility, and health services
The Together, United grant requests could include:
- Support to implement workplace efforts for Racial Equity and Social Justice through race, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives that focus on building Board and staff capacity
- Support for professional development and/or trainings for Board and staff to advance race, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives
- Provide resources and tools to promote Racial Equity and Social Justice in the nonprofit workplace
- Provide opportunities for nonprofit organizations, at all levels of implementation, to create and share knowledge through webinars, publications, professional development, , and practice-group convening
Projects benefit United Way of Greater New Bedford's service area including; New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester, or Wareham.
Next Grant Cycle
We recently awarded our 2023 grants. Please check back in early 2024 for the next opportunity to apply.
This year, $12,125 was awarded to two nonprofit organizations to complete Racial Equity and Social Justice professional development initiatives with their Boards and staff.
The following nonprofit organizations were awarded funding this year:
- Coaching4Change - $5,625
- Dennison Memorial Community Center - $6,500
For more information about Together, United, please contact Sarah Rose at 508-994-9625, ext. 218 or email@example.com.