Empowering underserved communities and individuals through entrepreneurship. A community that builds hope and equity to all individuals through entrepreneurship.
Grand Rapids, MI
We believe in the power of networks. For two years following graduation, SpringGR acts as a bridge to connect graduates to other resources throughout Grand Rapids to further grow and develop their businesses. Our graduates also reach out to one another, offering encouragement, support, and assistance in their business endeavors.
The mission of Advance Memphis is to empower adults in South Memphis to break cycles of unemployment, establish economic stability, reconcile relationships, and restore dignity through knowledge, resources, and skills by the power of Jesus Christ.
Mortar aims to create diverse communities by enabling historically marginalized entrepreneurs to access the resources needed to start and run successful businesses.
New Orleans, LA
Instead of focusing on temporary relief efforts, we focus our efforts on helping people build assets and develop into what they were created to be. As they thrive, neighborhoods thrive and the city thrives.
Village Launch exists to support grass-root entrepreneurs on their path towards financial success. Our vision is to enable individuals to become providers, contributors, and creators in their communities.
Corner to Corner does not adhere to an “Us and Them.” We believe that we are all equally in need and have gifts to offer. We encourage this mindset among everyone who interacts with Corner to Corner through the philosophy #connectinvestgrow
Create U NETWORK
To provide training, resources, and ongoing access to networks of like-minded individuals and business professionals to bring your dreams of owning and growing a small business to life.
To provide affordable, accessible, and accredited theological education and career oriented degrees for those serving in the urban context in order to transform Memphis and the Mid-South for the Kingdom of Christ.
Goals: To connect and empower Alcy Ball residents to develop a thriving community. To establish a thriving, resident-led community reflecting the Kingdom of God, through financial empowerment, community organizing & advocacy, and neighborhood revitalization.
To help people in Milwaukee turn business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary resources, support network, and tools.
Kansas City, MO
To serve entrepreneurs (specifically underestimated founders) to test, build, and grow their brand by discovering their business needs. Entrepreneurs will know how to create and build self-sufficient companies
To include venture capital due diligence techniques in loan reviews, focusing on future business growth that will support repayment. With this approach, entrepreneurs who may not have personal wealth or physical assets to secure a loan can qualify for VJF funding if their business model and plan gives comfort that repayment can be made.
Launch Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
To expand business ownership and ultimate business success within underrepresented populations and under-invested communities by providing them with access to training, coaching, mentoring, and contracting support
To develop and equip entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need to make dreams a reality and turn ideas into action. To address challenges specific to low-wealth individuals who are launching businesses and who live in economically disadvantaged communities
To simply love the neighbors and community in Portland, KY, creating a culture that empowers a movement of loving people as they are. To uplift neighbors with faith, hope, and love through economic stimulation, educational programs, sports and recreation, and social engagement.
To empower women and minorities by providing the support needed to women and minority-owned entrepreneurs and jobseekers. To commit to the success of women and minority-owned entrepreneurs by increasing the number of fiscally stable minority and women-owned businesses in Memphis.
Own Our Own
To help African American and other underestimated entrepreneurs grow successful businesses. To change lives and transform communities through entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh’s vibrant ecosystem, specifically in the neighborhood of Homewood
Urban Impact, INC
To develop, implement, and drive creative community-based strategies and programs that enhance economic opportunity, builds inclusive and equitable ecosystems, facilitates historic preservation, and ensures a dynamic, impactful framework for sustainable growth and development.