United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Launches United for Racial Equity Initiative 

Nov.12, 2021

Request for Proposals Issued for Local Nonprofits 

Hartford, Conn. (November 12, 2021)  United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut will commit $500,000 to advance equitable outcomes in education, financial security and health for people in our region with the launch of its United for Racial Equity initiative.  

“United Way’s mission is founded on the primary beliefs that respect, diversity and inclusion make us stronger,” said Paula S. Gilberto, President and CEO, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. “As an organization, we are deepening our commitment to advancing equitable outcomes for all by building capacity of nonprofit organizations and addressing the root causes of systemic racism through policy change, advocacy efforts, community organizing and collaboration.” 

United Way is inviting the community to join by giving to United for Racial Equity and has recently engaged nonprofits interested in joining the United Way network of partners who work together efficiently and effectively to meet the complex needs of people in our region. In addition to United for Racial Equity, funding opportunities are also open to eligible nonprofit organizations that are focused on family financial security and early childhood education and grade-level reading. Applications for all areas are due on Nov. 19, 2021.  

For eligibility criteria and application requirements for United for Racial Equity and additional funding opportunities,visit United Way’s website. For technical questions and support,contact Kristin Brisbon, Community Investment Senior Manager. 

Donations can be made to the United for Racial Equity initiative by visiting unitedwayinc.org/donate. 

About United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut 

United Way brings people and resources together to address immediate needs and finds long-term solutions to challenging problems. United Way does this by investing in programs and services, leading community change initiatives, and mobilizing resources and volunteers to ensure that: children succeed in school; people get jobs and are financially secure; people are healthy; and, basic needs are met during tough times. For more information, visit unitedwayinc.org.