KeyBank Partners With Tech-for-Good Organization Resilia To Support Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, & People of Color-Led (BIPOC) Nonprofits

Collaboration provides capacity building for 25 non-profit organizations, including board development, identifying and organizing fundraising plans, and managing operations
Mar 16, 2023 9:00 AM ET
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A strong, longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to KeyBank’s culture and purpose of helping the communities it serves thrive. Now, KeyBank is expanding and growing its efforts even further outside of its organization across the country.​

Recently, KeyBank launched a partnership with Resilia, a social enterprise leveraging technology designed specifically for nonprofits to build economic equity for BIPOC -led and serving grassroots nonprofitorganizations throughout the United States. The collaboration builds capacity for 25 nonprofit organizations, including board development, identifying and organizing fundraising plans, and growing and building non-profit organizations.

"At KeyBank, our purpose is to help our clients and communities thrive. The best example of a thriving community is one in which its nonprofit network has strong leadership, direction and operations, we are pleased to provide our nonprofit partners with expert capacity-building coaching, access to templates, and on-demand courses through Resilia’s capacity-building technology,” said ​Shanelle Smith Whigham, Senior Vice President and Director, KeyBank Community Relations and Corporate Initiatives.

For the inaugural 12-month pilot program, KeyBank and Resilia chose 25 nonprofits across the United States to receive help with organizational capacity through on-demand access to expert coaching, professional development courses, budgeting assistance, board management, fundraising tools, systems and operations, people operations, program management, storytelling and marketing, legal and compliance, and strategic planning – all leveraging technology built just for nonprofits in order to help them expand their impact. Participating organizations include:

  • La Casa De Amistad (South Bend, IN)
  • Martin Dale Brightwood CDC (Indianapolis, IN)
  • LISC Toledo (Toledo, OH)
  • Stark Education Partnership (Canton, OH)
  • The Well Community Development Corporation (Akron, OH)
  • Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (Youngstown, OH)
  • CT Black Expo (New Haven, CT)
  • Seasoned Gives (Lake Katrine, NY)
  • Albany Black Chamber of Commerce (Albany, NY)
  • Jubilee Homes of Syracuse (Syracuse, NY)
  • Education Success Foundation (Rochester, NY)
  • Matt Urban Center (Buffalo, NY)
  • Africatown Community Land Trust (Seattle, WA)
  • MESO (Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon) (Portland, OR)
  • Tacoma Ministerial Alliance (Tacoma, WA)
  • Association of Africans Living in Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  • Legacy Community Options For All People (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center (Portland, ME)
  • Wesley Community Center (Dayton, OH)
  • African Chamber of Commerce (Denver, CO)
  • Idaho Black Community Alliance (Nampa, ID)
  • Suazo Buziness Center (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • South Euclid United Church of Christ (South Euclid, OH)
  • Appalachian Community Capital (Christianburg, VA)
  • Riverside Center for Innovation (Pittsburgh, PA)

“Resilia is excited to partner with KeyBank to support BIPOC-led grassroots organizations nationwide,” said Sevetri Wilson, Resilia Founder and CEO. “We are confident that this collaboration will help advance economic and racial equity, creating a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and communities across the country."