In Spring 2021, The Rockefeller Foundation made a historic $20 million investment in supporting local, community-driven leadership in the effort to vaccinate communities of color. For one year, the foundation’s Equity-First Vaccination Initiative (EVI) supported nearly 100 community organizations in five pilot cities in the U.S.: Baltimore, Chicago, Huston, Newark, Oakland.
The EVI also connected participating communitybased organizations (CBOs) with national organizations serving as capacity building, research and learning partners. These partners provided communications along with data, technical, advocacy and equity support, and they continue their collaborations with community organizations to capture insights and promising practices developed by CBOs.
Each city has one or two anchor organizations that contract and work with CBOs across the city.
The Public Good Projects
First Draft News
Brown University School of Public Health
Relational Playbook (Pink Cornrows)
Early Insights Report (Rand Corp.)