The City of Asheville is pleased to announce the recipients of Asheville racial healing mini-grants. This is the second year funding has been made available. The City received 29 applications and selected nine. The mini-grants represent a total community investment of $40,000.
The following organizations will receive funding:
- Operation Gateway (Collaborative project: Workforce Development/YMI Cultural Center and Change Agent Cooper LLC)
- West Buncombe Community Organizing
- Center for Participatory Change
- SecretHypeMan’s Music Edutainment Racial Healing Project
- Race Relations Station
- Clinicians Of Color Movement
- Matic Flow Yoga and Wellness Racial Equity and Healing Justice Project
- Artists Designing Evolution (adé PROJECT)
- Delta House Life Development of Asheville, Inc.
These grants are intended to:
- Invest in projects already established in the community.
- Intentionally provide financial support to community members/groups who are already working toward racial healing.
- Build toward a more trusting relationship between City government and those who have been disenfranchised and underinvested in by local government.
The mini-grants are fully funded from the City of Asheville’s Office of Equity and Inclusion budget.