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Impact Partner Grant: Spring 2023 Winners

Five local organizations were selected to receive grant funding.

We are proud to announce the Spring 2023 Impact Partner Grant winners! Five organizations were selected to receive funding. 

Two organizations will each receive $20,000 in funding:

  • First Flight Venture Center is an entrepreneurial support organization, providing resources and guidance for startups to accelerate their growth. The Impact Partner Grant funding will be used to launch two cohorts of their Propeller startup accelerator program for DEI-owned, STEM-focused companies in Raleigh. 
  • Leadership Triangle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering regional collaboration and developing leaders to address the challenges and opportunities in the Triangle area. The Impact Partner Grant funding will be used to develop a Women’s Leadership Affinity Group, bringing together hundreds of women for professional development and networking opportunities. 

Additionally, three organizations will each receive a $5,000 microgrant to implement a project focused on equity and inclusion to advance their business goals:

  • 321 Coffee is a social enterprise that empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing employment opportunities and serving high-quality coffee to the community. The Impact Partner Grant funding will be used to make their coffeeshop more accessible to staff and patrons.
  • CareYaya is a nonprofit providing low-cost, high-quality in-home elder care for families. The Impact Partner Grant funding will be used to offer innovative eldercare therapy for low-income families with limited access to enrichment activities for elders living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • SKLLD helps to grow the pool of potential employees by tapping into historically underemployed populations, including the formerly incarcerated, justice-involved individuals, and other at-risk demographics. The Impact Partner Grant funding will be used to launch a workforce development bootcamp to place underemployed individuals into tech careers.



Cristina Leos
Economic Development Analyst

Strategy and Innovation
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