Healthy Alliance IPA and United Way of the Greater Capital Region are excited to announce the Changemaker Fund: money that will be made available to up to 15 small community-based organizations on the front lines of community-wide change in priority areas across the region. This opportunity comes on the heels of the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration tool, created by Healthy Alliance IPA to infuse equity into the vaccine delivery system, and United Way’s 2020 Five to Watch program designed to invest in Black and Brown leadership while supporting social justice broadly.
Although any participating organization of Healthy Alliance IPA is welcome to apply, this funding is intended to promote the work of small grassroots organizations led by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders. Healthy Alliance IPA and United Way of the Greater Capital Region believe that successfully changing the community we serve for the better depends on bringing an intentional, explicit, and sustained focus to address inequities of all kinds.
Providing unique access to critical resources, unrestricted operational funding, and collaborative learning opportunities remains a core focus of the Changemaker Fund. Awardees will be expected to use the Healthy Together Referral Platform to capture and share data and participate in a learning curriculum – ranging from trainings to interactive workshops – using a cohort model designed to accelerate mutual learning.