Submitted by United Way of Pierce County

Join the challenge! United Way of Pierce County is seeking creative approaches via an innovation challenge that provides funding, support and recognition to individuals and community-led groups who have big ideas that address family financial instability. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the community for potential funding and additional support.

Big ideas, at a grassroots level, must be designed in collaboration with the people who will use the innovation. There’s no better way to understand the hopes and aspirations of those you’re designing for than by talking with them directly! In addition, your ideas must consider diversity, equity and inclusion into the decision-making process to help remove disparities among groups for the best possible solutions.

We know there are many individuals and groups who want to create a more economically just and inclusive community while inspiring a new generation of change-makers. This innovation challenge offers a chance to win up to $10,000 to be split between three creative approaches awarded to local community groups. Funding is to be used toward the initial launch of winning approaches to reducing poverty.

Key Dates

Aug 28:  Final date to submit the application

Oct 5:  Finalists selected

Nov 10: Winner(s) announced at Poverty to Possibilities

Learn more and submit your application here:

For more information about the Challenge, contact Norinda Rosario Yancey,

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