About the Hyatt Hotels Foundation’s Change Starts Here Grant Program
The Hyatt Hotels Foundation’s Change Starts Here Grant Program supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts to address the legacy of institutional racism, systemic injustice, racial inequality, and police brutality against the Black community in the United States. In 2020, Hyatt and the Hyatt Hotels Foundation announced their Change Starts Here commitments to taking bold action in the areas of who Hyatt employs and develops, who it supports, and who Hyatt buys from and works with. The Hyatt Hotels Foundation’s Change Starts Here Grant Program is a direct action in support of DE&I efforts.
The Hyatt Hotels Foundation’s Change Starts Here Grant Program will provide $1 million over three years to six community-based organizations located in Chicago, Atlanta, and Minneapolis in the following key focus areas:
The Hyatt Hotels Foundation will magnify the long-term focus on helping Opportunity Youth, defined as 16–24-year-olds that are neither working nor in school and come from challenging socio-economic circumstances, prepare for and secure stable employment with long-term career growth potential. This is especially critical for the Black members of our communities, who suffer some of the highest rates of unemployment in the United States.
- Male Mogul Initiative, Inc. NFP
- The Black Man Lab Foundation
Strengthening our Chicago Communities
The Hyatt Hotels Foundation will invest in its Chicagoland hometown community by supporting organizations committed to strengthening the support network for underserved populations, with a special focus on members of the Black population and young people in those communities.
- Greater West Town Community Development Project (GWTP)
- Urban Juncture Foundation
Small & Minority-Owned Businesses
The Hyatt Hotels Foundation will support initiatives that support Black and other minority-owned businesses with a focus on its hometown of Chicago.
- Allies for Community Business (A4CB)
- Neighborhood Development Center (NDC)