We welcomed the 13 new board members to United Way which puts our board at full capacity. This new talented group is 39% women and 31% Black or Latinx — representing the diversity of our city and offering deep connections to communities.

To build a more inclusive workplace and promote diversity in our hiring and purchasing power, we’ve continued making organizational changes this fiscal year. Our internal Racial Equity Committee, which was established in 2019, hosted racial healing circles for our staff to raise awareness, consciousness, compassion, and empathy.

We identified new target geographies for our Impact Grants, concentrated funding for selected strategies in Black and Latinx communities and considered organizational leadership to intentionally invest in leaders of color, knowing that there are widespread disparities in funding to Black and Latinx-led agencies.