How Nonprofits Can Close the Racial Wealth Divide in America

Sevetri Wilson, one of the founders featured as part of the #WealthInColor campaign, provides an overview of the role of nonprofit organizations in addressing racial disparities and shares a reflection on the findings from the Radical Collaboration for Black Wealth…

December 15, 2020

#WealthInColor: Accessing Albuquerque’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

In the latest #WealthInColor infographic, Living Cities and its local partners offer a visual representation of what exists for entrepreneurs in Albuquerque and what doesn’t, so that ecosystem builders can consider the solutions and connections that can be developed or…

October 15, 2020

#WealthInColor: Navigating the Bay Area’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

In 2018, Living Cities, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Surdna Foundation embarked on Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up [SU(3)], a three-city initiative designed to address gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystems of San Francisco, New Orleans and Albuquerque for high-growth…

April 30, 2020

#WealthInColor: Disparities in New Orleans’ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem [INFOGRAPHIC]

The goal of this project was to ensure that entrepreneurs of color, particularly those with businesses poised to scale, could access the capital and community resources they need to grow their enterprises – resources that technical assistance providers, capital providers, anchor institutions and others have often denied them.

February 20, 2020

#WealthInColor: Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises

As part of our #WealthInColor video series, we’re proud to be able to highlight the first of our New Orleans entrepreneurs. Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises is an engineer, former baseball player, previous employee of a Fortune 5 oil company,…

November 21, 2019

#WealthInColor: Red Planet Books and Comics [VIDEO]

Red Planet Books and Comics owner Lee Francis tackles the perceptions of and narratives about Native Americans and their communities, and has important lessons for investors in New Mexico and beyond. In the second video in Living Cities’ #WealthInColor series,…

October 14, 2019

#WealthInColor: Honeymoon Brewery [VIDEO]

In the first of our six-part #WealthInColor video series – featuring Black, Latinx and Native American founders – Ayla Bystrom-Williams of Honeymoon Brewery shares her entrepreneurial journey. She discusses the business landscape in New Mexico, the challenges of raising capital…

September 24, 2019