Small businesses are struggling to recover from Covid-19, and Black-owned businesses are among the hardest hit. Further complicating the recovery for these businesses is the fact that they typically have the hardest time gaining access to capital. Literally, landscapes will be changed, and communities left struggling unless avenues and methods for increasing access to capital are embraced.
- Gregory Johnson Director, Place-Based Innovation
- Melissa Bradley Managing Partner, 1863 Ventures Community leader, entrepreneur, investor, and professor are just a few of the hats Melissa L. Bradley wears. With more than 20 years of experience she is most recently Founder and Managing Partner of 1863 Ventures – a business development program that accelerates New Majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth and is Co-founder of […]
- Spencer Overton President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Lawyer, author, passionate professor, political leader, activist and commentator – Spencer is the president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies – America’s Black Thinktank. Under his leadership the organization was restructured and its research is responsible for shaping the national discussions on the future of work in Black communities and congressional staff […]
- Nancy Santiago Negron Vice President, Hispanics in Philanthropy A philanthropist, racial equity activist, and inspirational speaker – Nancy sits as the Vice President of Hispanics in Philanthropy steering HIP’s public-facing strategy, forging partnerships with a new generation of philanthropists and impact investors. Nancy is also the Co-founder of Powerup Fund – helping balance the scales of economic justice and ensure that Latinos have […]
Forget the New Normal: Let’s Head to an Inclusive Future
Covid laid bare, once again, deep systemic inequities that create barriers to healthy diets and dignified work, education and even internet access. In a post-Covid world, a sustainable recovery must have justice and parity at its heart, both in the U.S. and globally. In this Matter of Impact, our team and grantees share how we […]More