Initiatives.

As a national intermediary, we hold relationships across our network that help us identify emerging needs and trends, and direct capital where it can be best put to work. Our initiatives serve three main purposes: 

Growing a network of leaders who are building community wealth. 

Investing in this network by deploying capital towards ideas that challenge our thinking, social norms, and systems.

Shifting the capital ecosystem by encouraging wealth-holders to deploy capital in ways that shift power and build equity.


Our initiatives are designed to shift capital into communities, uplift local leaders, and accelerate the development of equitable economies.

Current Initiatives

Leadership and Field Building

  • For Community Leaders

For nearly two decades, we’ve been (re)structuring a more equitable economy alongside a network of local leaders who are building alternative approaches to business, philanthropy, and investing. Today, we connect wealth-holders and wealth-builders to create lasting wealth in marginalized communities.

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Project Incubation

  • For Community Leaders
  • Virtual Residency

We see our work as a think-and-do-tank, and demonstrate what’s possible by taking on high potential new projects, supporting them through access to our network and its resources.  

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Capital Strategies

  • Consultancy
  • For Funders
  • Impact Investing

To transform our economy, we must shift capital and power in fundamentally different ways. For too long, those in positions of power have dominated the discussion and deployment of capital in historically marginalized communities. By and large, these investment policies and prescriptions have failed to deliver on their promise; Common Future’s Capital Strategies team offers alternative, more equitable paths forward, where community perspectives are not only solicited, but integrated into our capital deployment processes and products.

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