We know we have more work to do as a local funder and community leader to address systemic racism. As we take greater action to become an ally in the fight to end racism in our region, we have established the CFNEIA Racial Equity Fund as a piece of our ongoing response.
The Racial Equity Fund was established with a $55,000 grant, approved by the CFNEIA board of directors, from the mission fulfillment fund. The Racial Equity Fund is a resource for projects moving our communities toward racial equity. Grants from the fund will support:
- Nonprofits addressing racial justice issues and serving diverse groups of people
- Programs engaging members of the community in advocacy and promoting racial equity
- Education and training to help create more inclusive communities
- Initiatives that explore solutions to ending racism
First Grant from CFNEIA's Racial Equity Fund Awarded to Black Hawk County Public Health
Grant awarded to Cedar Valley Black Business & Entrepreneurship Accelerator