Throughout the month of November, we will be collecting donations for the Racial Equity Fund. Be on the lookout for posts every Tuesday in November highlighting our 2022 recipients and additional information about Giving Tuesday. Our goal will be to raise at least $5,000, which fully funds an additional project.
About our Racial Equity Fund
The United Way envisions a just, equitable and inclusive community for residents of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Today, however, we are falling devastatingly short in providing equitable opportunities for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in our county. BIPOC Douglas County residents face racist disparities in health, education, income, housing, and safety.
These disparities are a result of systemic racism that is perpetuated intentionally and unintentionally through institutions, culture, and individuals. The United Way of Douglas County acknowledges that the fight against poverty must be inclusive and anti-racist. Because racism is ingrained in the fabric of American institutions, it is easily self-perpetuating.
Our Racial Equity grants focus on projects that build community, leadership, and direct supports for all marginalized community groups. Our simple goal is to recognize that Black, Indigenous, People of Color in Douglas County are best suited to lead change, and it is the responsibility of funders to alter processes and create a safe space for BIPOC leaders to participate and prosper.
The request for proposals will be announced in January 2023. Learn more about the grant project here.
Ways to Donate
Online- Use the form below to make a one-time or subscription credit card donation.
Check- Checks can be mailed to PO Box #590 Lawrence, KS 66044. Please include a note indicating that it is for the Racial Equity Fund.
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising - Want to help fundraise? Gather your friends and create a team to raise funds as a group. Click HERE to sign up.