You are here: Home / Community Assets Search / Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking

Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking

PlanScape Impact(s): Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Funding ; Health ; Income ; Mental Health ; Neighborhood
Public Pinned Featured Report on Culturally Powered Communities led by United Way of Olmsted County
Last modified: January 22, 2023




Investing in Community-Led Solutions Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking



Request for Proposals


Downloaded from UWOC Website




Back to Table of Content



Social Media




Back to Table of Content







Related Reports


Other Culturally Powered Communities Pinned Reports

March 02, 2023 : United Way of Olmsted County

Thriving Community Grants Report

Back To Top




Site Information
Project Phase Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
About Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

Links to Beam sub-sites 
Sample of Beam sub-sites: