Seven local orgs receive Racial Equity and Social Justice Grants

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MADISON, Wis. – Seven local organizations received 2021 Partners in Equity-Racial Equity and Social Justice Grants, Dane County officials announced Thursday.

The Tamara D. Grigsby Office of Equity and Inclusion gives out grants to groups addressing systemic racial inequities in the criminal justice system.

The seven grants given total $105,000.

“Dane County is committed to partnering with local organizations to help address racial inequities for communities of color,” Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said in a statement Thursday. “Their efforts highlight that, by partnering together, we can work to ensure opportunity for all in our community.”

Grant recipients include the Boys and Girls Club, Rape Crisis Center, and YWCA.

“We applaud their service to the community by implementing solutions to systemic problems rooted in racial inequity and exclusion,” Office of Equity and Inclusion Advisory Chair Greg Jones said.

A full list of recipients, their project name, and the amount of money received is as follows:

100 Black Men — Project SOAR Internship Program — $20,000

Boys and Girls Club — Youth Leadership for Social Change — $14,900

Cultural Connections — Club Express — $10,000

Midwest Muheres Collective — Be Bold and Network Pilot Program — $10,000

Rape Crisis Center — Multicultural Women’s Education and Outreach: Black and Latinx Community Support Groups — $15,000

Simpson Street Free Press — $15,000

YWCA Inc. and Warner Park Community Recreation Center — $20,100