Our economic mobility work ensures that we’re meeting needs and building futures by providing pathways out of poverty to prosperity.

This is done in three ways:

  • Upskilling individuals for
    increased income

  • Providing robust education and financial stewardship principles and practices

  • Expanding Black-owned small business infrastructure within the community

Why focus on expanding the infrastructure of Black-owned businesses?

  • There’s an expectation by lenders that entrepreneurs should be able to raise initial capital through friends and family. However, we know that white Americans have 11 times more wealth than Black Americans.
  • Only 1 % of start-up capital accrues to Black entrepreneurs.
  • The average white business starts with $107,000 and the average Black business only has $35,000.
  • Black individuals represent 14.2% of the US population but only 2.2% of employer businesses.
  • If Black-owned businesses were equivalent to their representative size of the U.S. population, there would be 806,218 more Black-owned businesses.
  • Black-owned businesses are much more likely to hire Black workers.
  • 90% of all new businesses do not have any outside investors, and often use equity in their homes to start their firms, but property values in Black neighborhoods are significantly undervalued and Black homeownership rates are significantly less than white homeownership rates, effectively removing this option for many would-be Black business owners.
  • Black-owned businesses have higher loan denial rates and than white-owned businesses even after controlling for credit-worthiness.

In response to the lack of capital and resources, FundBLACKFounders was founded and helps Black entrepreneurs raise capital by:

  • Offering support and training to grow their businesses.

  • Providing access to a
    crowdfunding platform.

  • Matching grants to what
    is raised.


Search open fundraising campaigns here!

  • Aaron Jordan

    Business Name:
    Black Complex Louisville

    A coworking space and member community offering workspace, professional development, high-level networking, and social experiences.
  • Ronyale Smith

    Business Name:
    Blak Koffee Cafe

    A full-service coffee shop where business, culture, and coffee meet!
  • Mariha Fisher

    Business Name:
    Bonnet Bandits

    Experience the ultimate beauty sleep with our Luxe Collection bonnets and pillowcases – the perfect addition to your nightly routine!
  • Shauntrice Martin

    Business Name:
    Chahta Noir

    Fine arts & artist development
  • Roderick Shawn Summerville

    Business Name:
    Ebony GreensTM, LLC

    A premier black-owned golf apparel enterprise.
  • Lafesa Johnson

    Business Name:
    Hip Hop Sweet Shop

    A nostalgic, hip-hop experience while serving trendy milkshakes, cheesecakes, and various baked goods.
  • JoCari Beattie

    Business Name:
    JoBé Products

    A portable desk that transforms into a backpack called Besk.
  • Michael Jackson

    Business Name:
    Kentucky Greens Company

    A wide range of leafy greens, Salad Mixes, microgreens & Cooking Greens grown Hydroponically using zero pesticides or chemicals.
  • Lecresha Sewell

    Business Name:
    Melanated Healthcare, Inc.

    A digital health platform that connects Black and people of color to health professionals that share the same racial or cultural background.
  • Nachand Trabue

    Business Name:
    Mellanaire Marketplace

    A retail incubator space that provides entrepreneurs with a space to sell their products and wares.
  • Nicole Scott

    Business Name:
    Nicole Scott Inc.

    Description: Handmade, ethically produced, clothing and accessories.
  • Bridgette Johnson

    Business Name:
    W.O.W. Factor Academy LLC

    Description: A non-traditional preschool of innovation edutainment with WOW is to use Edutainment, to keep children involved and interested in learning.

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