CoThinkk is dedicated to social change philanthropy by investing our time, talent and treasure to accelerate positive changes in communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
2019 By The Numbers:
Thousand Given in Grant Funds
Community Leaders Awardees
BluePrint Leadership Series Cohort Members
ACCESS TO RESOURCES
CoThinkk’s grant cycle runs from September- October and we prioritize connecting leaders of color to resources. In our pilot year we gave out $4.5k in 2016, $24k given in 2017, $36k given in 2018, and $32k given in 2019 at our annual event this year (Shifting the Now: Shaping the Future).
In addition to our grant cycle, we use the “CoThinkk Breakdown” where we identify local/regional funding opportunities and streamline their application process into simple steps. In 2016-2019 this process resulted in over $90k back into community for innovative projects.
We aim to build capacity of leaders through strengthening alliances and collaborations. We completed the pilot leadership series in 2017-2018: “The CoThinkk BluePrint,” 15 African American and Latinx leaders graduated and formed partnerships.
Blueprint 2.0 launched in the beginning of 2020 focused on collective wholeness and principled struggle with a cohort of 2018 and 2019 grant recipients.
SYSTEMS LEVEL CHANGE WORK
Our Annual Event provides a visible platform to acknowledge powerful leaders. We have honored 23 leaders and highlighted over 60 others in the past four years.
Join the Movement
CoThinkk is revolutionizing social change philanthropy in Asheville and Western North Carolina by creating a model of giving that links the time, talent & treasure of CoThinkk members directly to people and organizations that positively impact communities of color.
Become A Member
Share commitment. Collaborate. Learn. Be in Community. As a membership based organization, we want you to join our community! Contribute with your time, talent and treasure by becoming a member now! Membership fees are $250/annually or $21/month. Read about expectations, requirements, and payment options here:
Make A Difference
Contribute to CoThinkk’s work by making a difference with your treasure. Every bit matters and goes directly to supporting grassroots African American and Latinx leaders in WNC. We are currently asking for Donations in Solidarity- your donations directly impact the grants we will be able give out in 2020.
CoThinkk is doing social change philanthpoy that brings together community leaders who care about the economic and social well-being of communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Led by African American and Latinx leaders specifically designed to create supportive networks, accelerate systemic change and seed new initiatives through a shared leadership model.
CoThinkk es “cambio social filantropía” que reúne a líderes comunitarios que se preocupan por el bienestar económico y social de las comunidades de color en Asheville y el oeste de Carolina del Norte. Dirigido por líderes afroamericanos y latinx específicamente diseñados para crear redes de apoyo, acelerar el cambio sistémico y generar nuevas iniciativas a través de un modelo de liderazgo compartido.