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United Way Suncoast, Resilia partner to build capacity for nonprofits

   United Way Suncoast’s five-year strategic plan calls for deepening its community partner role and building capacity for strategic community partners. Resilia, a social enterprise with offices in New Orleans and New York City, will collaborate with United Way Suncoast to provide a critical part of the effort.

   Through the Resilia Funder Program, United Way Suncoast will support a select group of nonprofit organizations in its five county service area: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto. Resilia’s program will help strengthen the local nonprofit ecosystem.

   Josh Dunn, Vice President for Investments and Partnership at United Way Suncoast, views the support offered by the Resilia Funder Program as an essential part of community building. 

   “Providing grants to support programs will always be a part of our investment strategy,” Dunn says. “In addition, ensuring that our partners have the bandwidth and capacity to sustain themselves and the impact of their programs strengthens the power of those investments.”

   Through the partnership, United Way Suncoast also has joined Resilia’s flagship ELEVATE initiative, a first of its kind national Funders collaborative comprising 28 Funders. The program aims to raise the capacity and voices of BIPOC-led and BIPOC-serving grassroots organizations throughout the country. United Way Suncoast weaves diversity, equity and inclusion into everything it does.

   “United Way Suncoast’s mission to remove barriers preventing ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families from thriving throughout the Suncoast region aligns with our mission to uplift communities with the most critical needs,” says Resilia CEO and founder Sevetri Wilson. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with United Way to continue their impact and strengthen nonprofits in the Suncoast region.”

   More information about Resilia’s Funder Program can be found here.

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