Our Work


When people and communities experience a crisis together, they often are not impacted in the same way. BIPOC communities usually fare worse in crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, due to systemic health, economic and social inequities exacerbated by disasters.

NC Counts Coalition helps communities recover from unforeseen disasters by working with government and community partners to understand the true needs of our communities to develop appropriate responses to crisis.

We are growing initiatives that connect public sector needs to private sector capacities and are proud of our growing role as a critical strategic partner to decision-makers at all levels of government.

Current Recovery and Resiliency Programs / Projects:




Civic engagement is the foundation for building healthy, equitable and just communities. Our communities and our democracy become more just and equitable when people get involved and share in power. Civic engagement is a vital tactic for power building that leads to long-term systemic change for BIPOC communities, LGBTQ+, low wealth, immigrant, and other communities.

NC Counts Coalition supports our community partners in power building by providing nonpartisan civic engagement education and resources to:

  • Educate the communities we serve on the democratic process, and the intersection of issues they care about (such as education and healthcare) with the democratic process.
  • Engage and Empower community members to take action and be seen and heard in our democracy.

Current Civic Engagement Programs / Projects:




Local, regional and statewide policies should have a positive impact on people’s health and general well-being. One of the key tactics to addressing and undoing inequities and building power in communities is advocacy and policy change. NC Counts Coalition uses its voice to support and advance issues most closely related to our organization’s mission and values. We advocate to improve policies, programs, and services that impact communities facing systemic barriers.