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Community First Foundation Grants $50,000 to Support Efforts to End Systemic Racism

As organizations, we need to make diversity, equity and inclusion more than just a priority in our annual objectives or strategic plan quote by Kelly Dunkin President and CEO on teal background.This spring, Community First Foundation pledged its commitment to help end systemic racism and inequity. This promise included seeking organizations we could partner with who are leading these efforts, and it’s why we are pleased to grant $50,000 to the Black Resilience in Colorado (BRIC) Fund, an organization leading efforts to end systemic racism and its impact on Black communities across the seven-county Metro Denver region.

The BRIC Fund was established in June to direct resources to nonprofit organizations that are Black-led and Black-serving. Its goal is to distribute up to one million dollars in its first year, and its efforts have garnered the attention and support of donors who have generously contributed more than $1,000,000 to this fund, including Community First Foundation’s contribution.

The BRIC Fund specifically supports nonprofits focusing on the ways in which racial inequities have been heightened and deepened by the health and economic impact of COVID-19 and by the wave of racial violence across the United States. The fund will begin issuing grants this fall to support capacity building and help these organizations build resources to withstand the current crises and build long-term sustainability. Decisions on funding and grant awards will be made in mid-October.

You can support BRIC or other nonprofits doing similar work by visiting ColoradoGives.org.

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