2021 Grants for Change Recipients
Congratulations to our 2021 Grants for Change recipients! Through Grants for Change, Invest in Others awarded $25,000 grants to nonprofits that are working to create and enhance opportunities for communities of color, providing essential services to causes such as social justice, employment and education—with the goal of leveling the playing field and providing life-changing opportunities to underserved communities. Any person who works in the financial services ecosystem was eligible to apply on behalf of a nonprofit.
The grant will support the ‘Good Life Outcomes’ program, which will help to elevate the educational experience for students at the Jack Yates High School in Houston. This grant was secured by Mickey McGill of Ameriprise Financial.
Coleman A. Young II Educational Foundation
The grant will be used to fund ‘CAY2 Girls in STEM’, which facilitates after school STEM education to high school girls in Detroit. This grant was secured by Adrienne Herrera of Griffin Capital.
The grant will help fund a 20-week Leadership and Career Development Program for middle and high school students, 97% of whom identify as people of color. This grant was secured by Joanne Spears of Merrill Lynch.
Girls Inspired & Ready to Lead
The grant will be used to develop an internship program as part of the ‘Pathways to Careers Program’ for high school girls. This grant was secured by Pamela Sams of Jackson Sams Wealth Strategies.
Korean American Community Foundation
The grant will help improve the safety and security of vulnerable senior and immigrant community members through personal safety alarms and informational booklets. This grant was secured by Hyun Joo Park of MassMutual.
Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group
The grant will provide a series of culturally competent classes in financial literacy and job readiness skills for 50 low-income women of color seeking to improve economic stability. This grant was secured by Wilfredo Ortiz of New York Life Insurance Company.