Source: Design Impact & United Way of Greater Cincinnati
UWGC believes in creating a community where everyone has an opportunity to thrive. However, poverty undermines that opportunity for more than 600,000 people in the Greater Cincinnati region. African Americans are disproportionately affected, and yet Black institutions and Black-led ideas receive less investment by major funders.
Recognizing these disparities, as well as the efforts on the ground to address these disparities, in 2018 UWGC decided to take bold steps to address the issue and increase support for community-based, Black-led ideas. This internal report lifted up the voices of Black community leaders to uncover major opportunities for Black-led, community-based efforts by 2019.
“Equitable change must happen in conjunction with a significant internal shift.”