If you want to engage with your community’s economy, across race, class, and neighborhood, giving the missing capital to nonprofits will make that engagement easier and more welcome.
Catalyzing Creative Funding
Unlike traditional economic development, Neighborhood Investment Trusts start from the premise of addressing the racial gap around asset ownership by average people and people of color. That grounding in economic justice and locally based asset ownership is the reason church funds are among the initial backers of the concept.
If you search into the roots of most of the established and successful investment platforms addressing issues like the racial and other wealth gaps, housing, and food security, you will find nun money, and often Sister Corrine was there at the start.
Church youth can engage across race, class, and economics to design the future. This post explains the nuts and bolts of how that can work.
The Community Equity Fund (CEF) solves a problem that Black families live with (and most white people don’t realize exists), but is a crucial element in why the racial wealth gap exists. That wealth gap… Read More »Youth Engage in Justice Across Race, Class and Neighborhood
The realization that capitalism is working for the one percent and working against the rest of us has only grown during the pandemic. So what will it take for capitalism to end?
If you want to see the best-case future for a Christian denomination in North America, you have to look north of the border.
My friend and colleague Pastor Amy Butler and I are working on the investment thesis of a fund that Faith+Finance parent company GatherLab is helping to form. It’s called, appropriately enough, Invested Faith. As some… Read More »Crafting the thesis for Invested Faith