AMPLIFY

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Applications for the AMPLIFY Fund grant is now closed. Grant recipients will be announced the end of August. Stay tuned...

You can still donate to the AMPLIFY Fund! See below for details: 

Trinity’s Anti-Racist Allyship AMPLIFY Fund expands access and influence by Black businesses and helps dismantle financial barriers through funding small-business support. This grant specifically funds the opportunity of hourly Virtual Assistants, through our partnership with A Squared, to team with entrepreneurs working to grow their small businesses.


The AMPLIFY Fund was created in November, 2020 in conjunction with the AMPLIFY: Expanding Black Influence panel discussion. The event’s aim was to help participants gain understanding of access barriers encountered by Black leaders and discover actions for greater racial equity in our community. Donors, many who gave as an act of personal reparations, funded the first grant cycle. In June, 2021 four awardees were named. We are excited to expand our funding capacity as well as professional services available to grantees this cycle through a partnership with the Colorado Enterprise Fund. Donations to the AMPLIFY Fund may be made by selecting AMPLIFY Fund in the dropdown:

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Amplify fund grant


June 9, 2021


The Trinity Denver AMPLIFY Fund Grant Awards Committee is pleased to congratulate the following businesses receiving inaugural grants of the AMPLIFY Fund:

 

We wish the recipients well as they continue in their vitality and commitment to growing their businesses and we encourage support of these businesses! Please click on the links above to explore them.

 

The AMPLIFY Fund is an initiative of Trinity United Methodist Church’s Anti-Racist Allyship. Our mission is to expand the influence of Black-owned businesses by helping to dismantle financial barriers through small-business support. This grant specifically funds the opportunity for Black entrepreneurs to employ an hourly Virtual Assistant for twelve weeks. Optional guidance by an expert in the field on how to structure work and manage the time of a Virtual Assistant for maximum effectiveness is available at no cost. While most business owners will be working to build earnings capacity for retaining administrative support some may have a specific short-term project that can be accomplished with grant funding.

 

Please check back for the announcement of future grant cycles.

 


EXPANDING BLACK INFLUENCE

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This webinar was held on November 16th at 7pm which featured a panel hosted by Pastor Ken Brown, Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church. The discussion helped gain understanding of access barriers encountered by Black business and non-profit leaders as well as discover actions that we all can take for greater racial equity in your community.

Panelists included:

John Reid


Lotte Lieb Dula - retired financial strategist and Founder

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Adrian Miller

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John Common - CEO, Intelligent Demand

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Dzirae Gold - Special Musical Guest

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Ken Brown, Senior Pastor Trinity United Methodist Church

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Reference Articles

Systemic Effects of Racism Amplified by Covid-19:

https://fortune.com/2020/10/13/covid-economy-americans-finances-financial-health-pulse-trends-report/

https://www.businessinsider.com/cdc-black-and-brown-children-dying-from-the-coronavirus-2020-9

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/10/19/colorado-covid-death-toll-racial-disparities/


Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/10/30/black-americans-reparations/


Barriers to Black-owned Businesses:

https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/02/black-owned-businesses-ppp-struggle/

https://coloradosun.com/2020/09/07/paycheck-ppp-sba-colorado-charts-small-business/

https://publicintegrity.org/health/coronavirus-and-inequality/small-business-loan-data-includes-little-on-owners-race-paycheck-protection-program/

https://ncrc.org/lending-discrimination-within-the-paycheck-protection-program/


Expanding Racial Justice in the Workplace:

Video: Rachel Rogers Town Hall Panel on how businesses/organizations can set and reach goals for racial justice: https://helloseven.co/townhall-2/


Challenges to Funding Black-Led Non-profits:

https://www.denverfoundation.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Announcing%20the%20Black%20Resilience%20in%20Colorado%20Fund%20Press%20Release%206.19.20.pdf?timestamp=1592575897541

https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Led-by-People-of/248720

https://www.philanthropy.com/article/nonprofit-leaders-of-color-say-demand-for-services-is-straining-budgets-report


Lack of Black Influence on Boards: 

https://www.wkkf.org/resource-directory/resources/2018/07/business-case-for-racial-equity

https://ir.citi.com/%2FPRxPvgNWu319AU1ajGf%2BsKbjJjBJSaTOSdw2DF4xynPwFB8a2jV1FaA3Idy7vY59bOtN2lxVQM%3D

https://hbr.org/2020/06/how-diverse-is-your-board-really

https://socialequity.duke.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/what-we-get-wrong.pdf

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-board-challenge-launches-pledge-for-us-boards-of-directors-to-add-a-black-director-within-one-year-301126074.html

https://theboardchallenge.org/

https://site.theboardlist.com/