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Living Cities Partners With Known To Operate $100 Million Fund Of Funds

The Fund Aims to Increase People of Color-Led Business Ownership and Close Wealth Gaps. Known to house both the Living Cities Catalyst III fund and the team who powers it. 

May 23, 2023

Funds from the Citi Foundation and the Wells Fargo Foundation to support cities in closing racial gaps in homeownership and small business ownership

Mar 29, 2023

CAEL, Living Cities and Main Street America named as anchor partners for the initiative

Jan 30, 2023

Mayor Melvin Carter, and St. Paul-based McKnight Foundation CEO Tonya Allen to address attendees

Jul 19, 2022

Living Cities, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, launched its $100 million Catalyst Fund III, an investment vehicle to confront and address underinvestment in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.

May 3, 2022

Twenty-one cities join the Closing the Gaps Network and commit to transform homeownership and small business ecosystems to better support the success of people of color

March 8, 2022

New CEO Comes as Living Cities Marks 30 Years Uniting World’s Largest Foundations and Financial Institutions to Tackle Systemic Inequities in America

July, 13 2021

With the investment in Mission Driven Finance, Living Cities’ Blended Catalyst Fund (BCF) will help close capital gaps to close opportunity gaps

March 2, 2021

City Leaders Across Sectors will Engage in Anti-Racist Practices Over the Next Decade to Close Racial Income and Wealth Gaps

Feb 25, 2021

Today, Living Cities’ Blended Catalyst Fund (“BCF”), announced a capital investment in Jacmel Growth Partners (“Jacmel”), a growth private equity…

Dec 17, 2020

With the investment in Aux21 Capital, Living Cities’ Blended Catalyst Fund (BCF) will test an innovative approach to closing racial income and wealth gaps in U.S cities and expand its support of fund managers of color.

Dec 08, 2020

Today, Living Cities and Citi Foundation released a guide for cities across the country to implement systems that work to close racialized wealth gaps during COVID-19 and beyond. You can view the full implementation guide here.

Oct 26, 2020

Last week, Living Cities released their annual report, which focuses this year on the organization’s continued commitment to operate through a lens of healing justice, dismantle white supremacy, and actively work toward a pro-Black stance as an institution.

Sep 29, 2020

ighteen of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions have re-committed to work together for another three years within Living Cities, a long-standing collaborative. This marks the tenth time that these institutions have committed to harness their collective resources to support local communities

Feb 27, 2020

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