Our Commitment to

Giving Back:

Live Inclusively®Actualized

Our Commitment to
Giving Back:
Live Inclusively®
Actualized

About LIA

In our deep and heartfelt commitment to creating an equitable world, The Winters Group developed a corporate social responsibility arm– Live Inclusively® Actualized (LIA)– that focuses on the efforts surrounding this commitment.

LIA Vision

We envision a world that has fully actualized access, equity, and inclusion for all people.

LIA Mission

We aim to break down systemic barriers that impact marginalized communities through grantmaking, programs, and service opportunities that promote inclusion, equity, and justice.

Areas of Giving

Grants

Volunteer Hours

Non-Profit Support

2019: Year in Review

In 2019, The Winters Group awarded nearly $50K in grants to 12 non-profit organizations to receive the 2019 Live Inclusively® Actualized grants. Six of the selected 2019 grant awardees were recipients from the 2018 LIA Grant Cycle. We are excited to note that we have new program categories, such as financial literacy and food justice, along with new state representation in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington (state), Georgia, and Michigan.

Stay tuned for our 2019 annual report!

2018: Year in Review

2018 was The Winters Group’s inaugural year for Live Inclusively® Actualized, and we fulfilled our mission in various ways. We work and live by the Marian Wright Edelman quote, “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” We hope this is evident in how we show up with our partners and in our communities.

In 2018, through LIA we:

  • Awarded nearly $75K in grants
  • Volunteered 40 hours of community service
  • Discounted diversity, equity & inclusion consulting services totaling over $150K
  • Donated over 300 items to shelters and organizations across the US

To see the full impact LIA had in 2018, download our annual report.

Annual Grant Cycle: 2020 Request for Proposals

The Winters Group, Inc. will award grants to 501c3 nonprofit organizations that work to break down systemic barriers for marginalized women and youth. Funded programs can include, but are not limited to, organizations that provide the following services:

  • Professional Development
  • Educational Support and Access
  • Empowerment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Advocacy and Social justice

The programs for which the grant funds will be used must be established and able to demonstrate outcomes over a period of time. 

Please check back for when the 2020 grant cycle opens!

2019: Year in Review

In 2019, The Winters Group awarded nearly $50K in grants to 12 non-profit organizations to receive the 2019 Live Inclusively® Actualized grants. Six of the selected 2019 grant awardees were recipients from the 2018 LIA Grant Cycle. We are excited to note that we have new program categories, such as financial literacy and food justice, along with new state representation in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington (state), Georgia, and Michigan.

Stay tuned for our 2019 annual report!

2018: Year in Review

2018 was The Winters Group’s inaugural year for Live Inclusively®Actualized, and we fulfilled our mission in various ways. We work and live by the Marian Wright Edelman quote, “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” We hope this is evident in how we show up with our partners and in our communities.

In 2018, through LIA we:

  • Awarded nearly $75K in grants
  • Volunteered 40 hours of community service
  • Discounted diversity, equity & inclusion consulting services totaling over $150K
  • Donated over 300 items to shelters and organizations across the US

To see the full impact LIA had in 2018, download our annual report.

2020 Grant Cycle: Request for Proposals

The Winters Group, Inc. will award grants to 501c3 nonprofit organizations that work to break down systemic barriers for marginalized women and youth. Funded programs can include, but are not limited to, organizations that provide the following services:

  • Professional Development
  • Educational Support and Access
  • Empowerment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Advocacy and Social Justice

The programs for which the grant funds will be used must be established and able to demonstrate outcomes over a period of time. To apply, please submit a proposal package with all requested contents.

Please check back for when the 2020 grant cycle opens!

Make the Commitment to Live Inclusively®!

Make the Commitment to Live Inclusively®!

Commit to #LiveInclusively!

I commit to be intentional in living inclusively.

I commit to spending more time getting to know myself and understanding my culture. It is in understanding myself, that I am better positioned to understand others. I will acknowledge that I don’t know what I don’t know, but I will not use what is unconscious as an excuse.

I will be intentional in exposing myself to difference. If I don’t know, I will ask. If I am asked, I will assume positive intent. Most importantly, I will accept my responsibility in increasing my own knowledge and understanding.

I commit to speaking up and speaking out, even when I am not directly impacted, for there is no such thing as neutrality in the quest for equity, justice, and inclusion.

I will strive to accept, and not just tolerate; respect, even if I don’t agree; and be curious, not judgmental. I commit to pausing and listening. I will be empathetic to the experiences and perspectives of my “others”. I will use my privilege positively, and get comfortable with my own discomfort.

I commit to knowing, getting, and doing better than I did yesterday—keeping in mind my commitment to live inclusively is a journey, not a destination.

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Make the Commitment to Live Inclusively®!

Make the Commitment to Live Inclusively®!

Commit to #LiveInclusively!

I commit to be intentional in living inclusively.

I commit to spending more time getting to know myself and understanding my culture. It is in understanding myself, that I am better positioned to understand others. I will acknowledge that I don’t know what I don’t know, but I will not use what is unconscious as an excuse.

I will be intentional in exposing myself to difference. If I don’t know, I will ask. If I am asked, I will assume positive intent. Most importantly, I will accept my responsibility in increasing my own knowledge and understanding.

I commit to speaking up and speaking out, even when I am not directly impacted, for there is no such thing as neutrality in the quest for equity, justice, and inclusion.

I will strive to accept, and not just tolerate; respect, even if I don’t agree; and be curious, not judgmental. I commit to pausing and listening. I will be empathetic to the experiences and perspectives of my “others”. I will use my privilege positively, and get comfortable with my own discomfort.

I commit to knowing, getting, and doing better than I did yesterday—keeping in mind my commitment to live inclusively is a journey, not a destination.

*Note: By entering your social media handle above, you are giving us permission to attribute your response to you on social media. Please leave blank if you would like to remain anonymous.

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