Communities of Opportunity
Creating greater health, social, economic and racial equity in King County so that all people thrive and prosper, regardless of race or place.
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Partners in the news:
- Kent farmers market a produce haven for immigrant community
KUOW, July 18, 2017
- Local Organization Introduces Healthy, Affordable and Accessible Food Options To Kent
The Seattle Medium, April 19, 2017
- Southeast Economic Opportunity Center Promises "Inclusive Development" and "Community Ownership"
South Seattle Emerald, April 10, 2017
Communities of Opportunity (COO) is investing in community-driven solutions and strategies that affect long-term systems and policy change. The initiative is made up of and governed by a collaborative partnership of leaders from our community, government, and philanthropy who are directing resources to priority communities where the greatest gains in health and well-being will lead change throughout the county.
RFPs coming soon
We are expanding our investments in collaborative place-based solutions and policy/systems change activities that build on the assets in communities. In September/October of 2017, Communities of Opportunity will release two Request for Proposals (RFPs) for investments to address affordable housing, economic opportunity, community connections and better health. Funding will be available for:
- Institutions, systems and policy change, and
- Community partnerships in geographic communities and in cultural communities.
Contracts for awarded project will begin in January 2018.
To learn more about the upcoming COO RFPs, sign up to receive Funding Notices from King County. You can also subscribe to the Best Starts for Kids blog and look for more information at the COO website.
Communities of Opportunity was founded by King County and the Seattle Foundation to improve health and well-being in ethnically and geographically diverse communities throughout King County.
Link/share our site at www.kingcounty.gov/coo