Initiated in 2022, the African American Community Fund seeks to promote and support the African American community in Washington County in five focus areas.
Cultural Heritage -
such as Juneteenth events, festivals, programs, speakers, ethnic foods, performing arts, other formalized gatherings that serve to promote a sense of community and inclusion.
Education and Enrichment -
such as STEM/STEAM camps, music camps, art camps, curriculum development, field trips, or supply and equipment needs.
Community Development -
Such as building construction or rehabilitation, playgrounds, community gardens, or to meet a match requirement for other funding source.
History and Preservation -
Such as historical or genealogical research, preservation of churches, cemeteries, and other sites important to the community including recognized locations of the Underground Railroad.
Such as awarding prize money for African American cohorts of business incubators, or supporting dues of professional or service organizations for African Americans.