Facebook Community Fund helps community foundations “go all in”

Facebook Community Fund helps community foundations “go all in”

Thanks to the Facebook Community Fund, seven community foundations across the U.S. now have the opportunity to lean in on one of the three areas of community leadership momentum identified in Going All In: insisting on racial equity, amplifying community voice, and influencing public policy. Through this unique partnership, several grants will be distributed by CFLeads to small community foundations that serve communities hit hard by COVID-19. The majority of grants will focus on racial equity.

The Facebook Community Fund is a small 501c3 nonprofit organization managed by Facebook with a mission to deepen community impact through philanthropy, and to deepen philanthropy’s impact through community. CFLeads is grateful for this partnership to help advance the work of community foundations across the country.

Grant Recipients

Adirondack Foundation 

Location: Lake Placid, NY

Project description: To engage a public policy consultant to strengthen the community foundation’s state/local public policy capacity and ensure that it remains compliant with federal and New York State nonprofit lobbying laws.  

Albuquerque Community Foundation 

Location: Albuquerque, NM 

Project description: To engage a racial equity consultant to deliver training to community foundation board and staff and coach staff on racial equity practice within the organization. It will also complete a collaborative staff training on equity with United Way of Central New Mexico staff. 

Black Belt Community Foundation  

Location: Selma, AL 

Project description: To engage a racial equity consultant to deliver training to community foundation staff and to deliver an equity module to more than 100 community foundation volunteer leaders, drawn from each of 12 counties it serves, at their three-day retreat.  

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley  

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY 

Project description:  To engage a racial equity consultant to deliver training to the community foundation’s Racial Equity Task Force, comprised of staff, board members and grants committee volunteers. 

Legacy Foundation 

Location: Merrillville, IN 

Project description: To engage a racial equity consultant to deliver racial equity capacity building services to the foundation and five nonprofit partner organizations.  

Park City Community Foundation  

Location: Park City, UT 

Project description: To engage a racial equity consultant to deliver racial equity capacity building services to its leadership and a number of civic, government and business leaders.  

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation  

Location: Truckee, CA

Project description: To increase the community foundation’s capacity to compile and share disaggregated data with the wider community by developing a Community Race and Equity Scorecard and providing equity training to local nonprofit leaders. 

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