Introducing the Unites Community Foundation
What do we do?
We are a grant provider and partner, working collaboratively with organizations and communities on projects designed to achieve deeper mission impact over the long term.
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We supply networking opportunities for Deaf leaders and organizations to achieve greater impact as a field or movement.
We provide training, funding, and resources to Deaf leaders to address injustice and inequity in their own communities.
What issues do we focus on?
Real, systemic change comes from investing in community-driven solutions. Our current projects focus on promoting positive change, building equity, and protecting the dignity and health of deaf communities.
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Equity-Driven Deaf-led Grant Provider for Deaf-led Organizations, Unites Community Foundation, Celebrates Launch on January 26th
The Unites Community Foundation, led by Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), is thrilled to announce its launch on January 26, 2021. The Foundation is a grant provider and partner that works collaboratively with deaf-led organizations and communities to achieve long-term, widespread impact.
Communication Service for the Deaf, a deaf advocacy organization founded in South Dakota, is launching a grant foundation to reach underserved areas in the state and nationwide.
Organizations supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts are encouraged to apply for an Emergency Response Grant from the Unites Community Foundation
CSD Unites Community Foundation dreams of working collaboratively with deaf-led organizations and communities to achieve long-term and widespread impact.
CaringWorks’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Residential Treatment program hosted a conversation between industry experts about the impending behavioral health crisis in the Deaf community.
Through a micro-grant from CSD Unites, Partners in Deaf Health have created a series of educational videos in ASL about COVID-19.
Over half of a million people in America are homeless. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, more individuals are at risk of homelessness than ever before. Single individuals, males, and unsheltered persons are among the most impacted by this crisis. Adults with disabilities are four times more likely to be homeless in shelters than adults without disabilities. Although there are thousands of community housing and homeless shelters across America, yet only three specialize in serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. CaringWorks, Inc., a health and human agency based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of them.
Funds from these CSD Unites micro-grants will support non-profit organizations struggling with resources, managing funds, or adapting services as a result of Covid-19. This may include organizations that supply basic needs, including, but not limited to, food, relief from rent and other household expenses, and access to healthcare.
The Unites Foundation is proud to support non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. This includes organizations that are currently struggling with resources, funding shortages, or adapting their services in response to the pandemic. This week, CSD announced the six organizations within the deaf community that will receive these micro-grants to support their efforts.
Are you an organization that is struggling with resources, managing funds, or adapting your services as a result of COVID-19? Then you may be eligible for funding through the Unites Foundation’s new micro-grant