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What We Do.

Systems of oppression must be dismantled and replaced. We fight for a world where all communities across racial differences have the economic independence and power to steward their own restoration and healing.

Common Future has

catalyzed 90+ initiatives, sourced 500+ community-led

solutions, and influenced $280M philanthropic dollars


What We Do

Common Future provides capital, operational support, and strategic partnership to budding solutions addressing racial and economic injustice. Here’s our approach to driving change:

Building people power

We build connections and shift capital to support community-led solutions that can be recreated at scale across the country.

Validating alternatives

We ensure alternative economic models and policies gain traction, credibility, and capital, paving the way toward a more equitable economy.

Shifting capital

We support Funders as they reallocate capital to frontline BIPOC leaders, providing equitable and ample access to resources.

Shifting systems

We help decision makers craft new financial instruments, capital products, and policies, reshaping institutions through the lens of a restorative economy.

We’re boldly tackling racial and economic injustice to build a new economy where BIPOC communities can thrive.

Our network of leaders, partners, and grantees spans 100+ communities, including wealth-holders and wealth-builders working together towards a more equitable economy.

In 2020, we channeled $4M+ in philanthropic capital directly to leaders in our network and amplified these opportunities to our funder-partners.

Through our work organizing capital, $280M has been redirected into community investment that prioritizes equity and power building.

Help build a Common Future.

Creating an equitable economy requires collective action from people across racial and class differences. Take part in a growing movement by making a donation, joining our team, or partnering with Common Future through our ongoing programs.

The People Behind Our Work.

Common Future is multiracial and women-led, with a staff and board that are majority people of color. We are audacious, expansive, and unapologetic thinkers and doers who bring lived experience to the problems we tackle.