The African American Unity Fund distributed $225,000 to 21 organizations — 13 of which were first-time grantees — supporting initiatives for the African American community.

The committee was intentional about funding programs that needed seed funding to get started and several returning organizations, which continue to grow their work and positively impact the community.

Three exciting projects, totaling $58,000, focus on financial literacy at the Urban Financial Services Coalition, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and Financial Beginnings Nebraska.

Another critical focus area was youth development, specifically mentoring and college preparation, while others address the stigma around mental health and food security.

2021 African American Unity Fund Recipients

Each year, all funding decisions are made by a resident-led committee of African American representatives who understand which investments will be most impactful in addressing the needs of their community. The next grant cycle for the fund will open on January 1, 2022.

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