Racial Equity Fund

Grant Description

Common Good is Common Ground. This belief carried out through our mission of mobilizing generosity is at the core of our Racial Equity Fund. Our goal is to support nonprofit organizations working to close racial equity gaps today while also building the endowment to continue addressing issues in the future. We know these gaps were not created overnight so our commitment is to be Here For Good.

The Racial Equity Fund will provide grant funding to address equity gaps in the following areas that affect quality of life:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Basic Needs
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Neighborhoods and Communities
  • Recreation

2023 Grant Recipients

In 2023, the following six nonprofit organizations were awarded a total of $67,500 in grant funding the Racial Equity Fund Grants Committee for programs and projects that span the focus areas of the Racial Equity Fund.
big brothers big sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of The TN Valley - $15,000

The Raising Men of Valor program develops young men to be productive citizens, following a curriculum that includes education, communication, finances, and other skills. Participants will graduate high school with a plan and the lifelong impact of mentors.
girls inc

Girls, Inc. of Huntsville - $15,000

a STRONG(er) Me program provides interactive programming utilizing the Overcoming Obstacles curriculum, provides counseling services for participants, and establishes a parent support network to address the mental health and wellness needs of black girls.
hudson alpha foundation

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology - $15,000

The Information is Power AAMU Collaboration supports a community-based initiative that provides genetic education and cancer risk testing regardless of family health history and ability to pay. Partnerships with HBCUs reach underserved communities with the goal of helping to offset health disparities.
village of promise

Village of Promise - $10,000

Family Connections supports a two-generation literacy program that helps families advance out of poverty. Education, support, and services are offered to parents and children in four areas: education, social & emotional growth, physical health & wellness, and professional development.
cap & gown project

The CAP & GOWN Project - $7,500

2023 STEM Summer Institute provides a two week ACT and college and career readiness program. STEM SI combines CAP & GOWN’s program areas including rigorous ACT prep, college tours, college research and prep, and STEM projects and career connections. Students are empowered to enter STEM fields in Huntsville and beyond.

Huntsville Learning Center - $5,000

JR High Summer Growth Camp supports a summer camp for students in grades 6-9 that incorporates information about health, nutrition, academics, finances, jobs, and more.