Key Initiative

Our Work In Action: Co-Create

  • For Community Leaders
  • Virtual Residency

We co-create. We demonstrate what’s possible by working alongside community-centered initiatives to bolster their capacity in critical areas. How we work is just as important as what we create.

Tools For Equitable Acquisitions in Manufacturing

Tools For Equitable Acquisitions in Manufacturing, or TEAM (2022—) is a partnership between Concerned Capital, Urban Manufacturing Alliance, and Common Future and also part of a community of practice at Prosperity Now. Through this partnership, we build deeper technical expertise for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) around ownership and financing business transitions. The goal is to support CDFIs in helping businesses foster opportunities for local business preservation and high-wage job retention, while also transitioning more existing businesses to BIPOC ownership. 

The Care Economy

The Care Economy (2022—): Worker-centered approaches to the childcare industry can ensure quality childcare, provide viable careers for a majority BIPOC women workforce, and build pathways towards ownership. Through research, shared infrastructure, and seed funding, Common Future will provide the data and move philanthropic and public funding to worker-owned and worker-centered childcare projects.