de Beaumont Foundation: Modernized Anti-Racist Data Ecosystems (MADE) for Health Justice

The mission of the de Beaumont Foundation is to advance policy, build partnerships, and strengthen public health to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health.

To that end, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the foundation has launched Modernized Anti-Racist Data Ecosystems (MADE) for Health Justice. This new, multiyear initiative seeks to accelerate the development of health-focused local data ecosystems that center on anti-racism, equity, justice, and community power principles.

Through the initiative, five nonprofit organizations will be awarded up to $1 million over three years to facilitate a multi-sector team tasked with building local data ecosystems focused on anti-racism, equity, justice, and community power. These ecosystems must focus on improving community health, connecting data across multiple local government sectors, prioritizing the needs and voices of communities oppressed by structural racism, and ultimately driving just and equity-centered decision making.

Proposed teams for this opportunity must include, at a minimum, a nonprofit organization that will serve as the applicant organization and local government entities (e.g., agencies, departments, programs) that represent at least two different sectors that will serve as contributors to local, population-based data and/or analytical services to the initiative. While participation from local government entities across two different sectors is the minimum requirement, a proposed team should include all organizations needed to make the initiative successful and sustainable. Teams may be composed of various other public and private organizations as determined by the applicant.

Specific sectors of interest for this opportunity include city, county, regional, and Tribal management; civic engagement and participation; community development; economics, income, taxes, and wealth; education; housing; labor and employment; land use, planning, zoning, and the built environment; legal and carceral systems; public health; and transportation and public transit.

Nonprofit organizations and local government entities that focus on various topics connected to community health are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.