Reimagine Albany is a network convened on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic by the United Way of Southwest Georgia. It is the first citywide effort of its kind in Albany and is a testament to the resilience of the people of Albany. It formed in October 2020, in direct response to the pandemic’s tight grip on the city, and more specifically, to the entrenched inequities the pandemic exposed.
In 2020, Albany was among the hardest hit cities in the nation by the COVID pandemic. The urgency of that moment combined with America’s racial injustices, which also came to a head in 2020, forged a formal network with the assertion that even at a local level, such large-scale societal crises can only be addressed through collective understanding and coordination for collective impact, and that such a collective effort must be planned by grassroots leaders who are already organizing Albany communities around issues of racial justice.
Reimagine Albany’s vision is to better support the efforts of those local grassroots organizations, faith groups, funders, direct service providers, elected officials, and other decision-makers in Albany for greater impact.
To effectively realize this vision, United Way is excited to issue a Request for Proposals for Reimagine Albany’s Equity Advancement Funds designed to support organizations committed to effecting systemic racial equity advancement in the priority areas of housing, education, or health.
Who is eligible to apply:
Established organizations. Entities must be able to provide proof of the following:
- 501©3 organization.
- Provide services in the following United Way of Southwest Georgia geographic territory including: Dougherty and Lee counties.
- Form W-9
- IRS Determination Letter
- Board of Directors Roster
- Current Year Organization Operating Budget