Byrd Barr Place, along with Cardea Services, had the honor of hearing from Black leaders across King County to present this compelling case for increased investment in Black-led organizations providing essential services to communities.

Based on interviews and surveys, The Case for Investing in King County’s Black-led Organizations lifts up the many strengths of Black-led organizations, as well as highlights barriers to funding opportunities that have led to significant under-investment in the Black community. The report is a call to do better, with recommendations for listening and building trust, recognizing the Black community is not a monolith and taking a culturally centered approach to philanthropy.

Thanks to the Seattle Foundation for wanting to learn more from Black leaders and Black-led organizations in King County and financially supporting this report.

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Creating an Equitable Future in Washington State (2015) focuses on economic, political and social barriers to progress.

Voices Rising: African American Economic Security in King County (2017) delves deeper into economic security issues.

And So We Press On: A Community View on African American Health in Washington State (2019) continues the dialogue about experiences of health and well-being.

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