CoThinkk’s seventh annual innovative grant process is open

Press release from CoThinkk

CoThinkk is accepting video grant applications for projects addressing vexing social issues facing BIPOC, African-American and Latinx communities. Cothinkk’s grant funds will continue to center systems change and support their network partners to hold this forward stance, take risks, and maintain a future-focused posture to support disruptive innovation as a means to prepare leaders for what’s to come and continue to position them to lead the change.

“Leaders in our region are moving some of the most innovative strategies to address complex social change. Their passion, commitment, and courage to drive transformational work is undeniable and access to critical resources can further amplify their efforts,“ says CoThinkk founder Tracey Greene-Washington.

As a collective network they recognize that they are one organization in a groundswell of community-led initiatives investing in a robust ecosystem of change in Western North Carolina committed to collaboration and not competition.

CoThinkk will continue to support organizations, groups and leaders that are collectively and collaboratively centered in racial equity and doing the heavy lifting within their/our neighborhoods, communities, and region. They will award 25 grants for $3,500 (each with an additional Kelly Goins self care award of $500). Apply here now through Sept. 15, 2022.

CoThinkk leadership will also provide additional capacity building and leadership development opportunities for grant applicants, including a free virtual video grant process workshop Aug. 31 from 6-8:30 p.m. Each grant applicant will receive (6) free hours of coaching support through May 2023 with Cothinkk’s national partner Coach Diversity Institute. Register here: Catching Dreams/Capturando Sueños: CoThinkk Video Grant Workshop 2022.

At its core, CoThinkk focuses on systems change work by shifting mental models and acting as a positive disruptor. CoThinkk is a social change philanthropy organization specifically designed to create supportive networks, accelerate systemic change and seed new initiatives through a shared leadership model that is working to shift the narrative and mental models regarding communities of color in Western North Carolina. As a result of their collective efforts, they understand that access to resources is an essential component to support robust social change that has enough traction and sustained momentum to generate equitable outcomes and impact.

The CoThinkk community leadership award recipients and grantees will be announced at CoThinkk’s annual event that will be held on November 5th at Biltmore Village, 2B Huntsman Place.

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