VIRTUAL Black Empowerment Works Information Session

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VIRTUAL Black Empowerment Works Information Session

Black Empowerment Works is accepting applications for grants and community grant decision-makers. Learn more about both opportunities.

By United Way Black Empowerment Works

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, May 31 · 9 - 10:30am PDT



About this event

Beginning May 1, 2023 the Black Empowerment Works program will be accepting grant and community reviewer applications. Attend an information session to learn more about the opportunity.

United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Black Empowerment Works program promotes Black self-determination, social mobility and economic prosperity by providing resources and funding to grassroots/community-based, Black-led work. Since its inception in 2020, the program has invested over $3 million in 100 ideas and their leaders in partnership with P&G Always brand and bi3.

More than just a grant fund, Black Empowerment Works seeks to contribute to the ecosystem of support for Black changemakers by providing access to capacity-building resources, opportunities for partnership and more.

There are two opportunities to engage in the process:

  • Apply for a Grant: Eligible organizations/work can request up to $40,000.
  • Serve as a Community Reviewers: Decide what gets funded this cycle.

During the information session, we will provide:

  1. An overview of the Black Empowerment Works program.
  2. Details about the grant opportunity, including eligibility, funding available, the application process and how decisions will be made.
  3. Details about the Community Reviewer experience, including qualities of a strong reviewer and and overview of the process.
  4. An opportunity to hear from people who have participated in the process.
  5. Time for questions and answers.

Visit our website,, for details about other information and learning sessions and to apply.

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About the organizer


Black Empowerment Works promotes Black economic and social prosperity through self-determination by resourcing and funding grassroots-generated, Black-led ideas, programs and projects. Essentially, it is an equity-focused grant and support program addressing poverty in Greater Cincinnati.