Acting on our Vision for an Equitable Economy
- Essential Common Future
Learn how our acquisition of CCL, our Policy Incubator, our Accelerator, and investment in SOCAP all support building an equitable economy in our October newsletter.
At Common Future we’re building a future where all people—no matter their race and class—have power, choice, and ownership over the economy. But to imagine an economy where power is not concentrated in the hands of the few requires bold and transformative long-term solutions led by those most directly impacted by injustice.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve acted boldly on this belief. First, we acquired Community Credit Lab, an organization at the forefront of community-first investing. With this acquisition there will be additional capacity and infrastructure for community-driven capital deployment initiatives and ongoing analysis of what works in order to push for change among funders and investors.
We released our latest insights from the Common Future Policy Incubator, specifically around how policy funders can create outsized impacts by funding early-stage policy actors. We then led a session to introduce the work of Common Future’s four brilliant policy entrepreneurs: Roque Barros, Keneshia Raymond, Bree Jones, and Trevor Smith: “Charting a New Path Forward For Inclusive Economic Policy,” and recorded the panel to share it with you all.
We launched the Common Future Accelerator, which is accepting applications until today, October 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m., PST. The program’s founder wrote a personal account on the struggles she faced as a young, BIPOC entrepreneur, and how she designed this program to fight inequities so often faced by BIPOC founders.
And finally, we’ve announced our investment in SOCAP, ensuring we shape the future of impact investing and continue stepping into our own power, not as grantee and convenor but as investor and partner.
This newsletter marks the end of the year from the Common Future Newsletter Team, but we’ll be back in January in full force, sharing insights, updates and so many more exciting projects in the works.
We hope you’ll take this time to reflect with us and share what we’re doing to create a more inclusive economy. Like the stories you read? Share them with your network on social and be sure to tag @commonfutureco.
Deadline tomorrow! The Common Future Accelerator is accepting applications until October 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m., PST. We are looking to support BIPOC-led organizations with $50k in unrestricted funding, mentorship, etc. for solutions to close the racial wealth gap.
Voice into Action: Integrating Community Expertise into Investment Strategy and Structure
Common Future Director of Capital Strategies, Eric Horvath, will join Common Future Policy Fellow and Director of Programs & Access to Capital, Keneshia Raymond, Native Women Lead’s Co-Director Jaime Gloshay and Orrick attorney Walter Alarkon for a panel about impact capital at SOCAP.
Learn more here.