Unemployment has skyrocketed in Broward County and across the nation since the coronavirus pandemic began, upending the fragile financial well-being of millions of families. Now more than ever, workers, especially those in service, hospitality, tourism, retail and healthcare industries, are experiencing unprecedented levels of instability, with many suffering from job loss or struggling to support themselves and their families with low-paying, temporary or part-time jobs.
The events of 2020 exacerbated historical inequities in our country. People of color, particularly black and brown residents, are now dealing with a dual pandemic – both the coronavirus and continued systemic racial injustice. These communities continue to be affected at higher rates by the sobering health impacts of the pandemic as well as layoffs and shift reductions as businesses grapple with closures and limited business hours. Now is the time to tackle COVID-19 job loss and the amplified impact it has had on communities of color.
The Community Foundation of Broward launched the Be Bold Prize, with a goal to help as many Broward County residents, especially people of color, who have been displaced from the workforce due to the Coronavirus, to gain stable employment within the next two years.
The Community Foundation is creating a new grant application process that aligns with the six leadership and grantmaking focus areas identified in our new strategic plan.
Information about our new grantmaking process will be posted on our website soon
The Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, or national origin.