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Uniting for Change: Nonprofits Creating a Lasting Impact

Written by: Erinn Brooks

August 22nd, 2023

Around the world, nonprofits are tackling some of the biggest socioeconomic and environmental problems we face today. In the U.S. alone, the nonprofit sector represents the third largest workforce, employing over 12 million people. Nonprofit organizations continue to play an integral role in improving and sustaining communities, filling in gaps and providing opportunities to those most in need. In solidarity, we’re introducing a few of the nonprofits we’ve had the joy of working with, and sharing their mission to promote positive change.

Bridging Virginia

Bridging the gap between small businesses and capital, non-profit community development loan fund Bridging Virginia provides education, technical assistance, and expert guidance for historically-marginalized businesses and not-for-profits in Virginia to thrive.

With an intentional focus on Care, Collaboration and Capital, Bridging Virginia provides support services around strategic business planning, financial health analysis, pre-lending support, marketing and sales growth. By helping businesses find flexible financial solutions, Briding Virginia is supporting the growth and ultimately, the success of communities throughout Virginia.

Common Good Alliance

Common Good Alliance’s mission is to create a Black Business District to help close the wealth gap for African Americans in Cincinnati, OH. By building local Black economies, Common Good Alliance aims to solve the pervasive challenges facing their communities such as high poverty, lack of home ownership and lack of business ownership.

Common Good Alliance was founded by diverse individuals willing to give and share power by investing their time, talent and treasure for the common good. By building local Black economies, Common Good is helping to solve high poverty, lack of home ownership and lack of business ownership in their communities.

East Bay Community Foundation

The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) partners with donors, fund advisors, social movements, and the greater community to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes for all residents of the San Francisco East Bay.

Through the development of arts and culture for social/racial justice, capital building via a racial equity lens, community organizing, and fostering inclusive economic models, EBCF is on a mission to advance an inclusive, fair, and just East Bay Area. The EBCF was one of the nation’s first community foundations and currently has 575 charitable funds under their stewardship, growing their impact and furthering their mission.

Haven Home Foundation

The Haven Home Foundation believes affordable and equitable housing is a basic human right. In providing housing to residents and then supporting those residents towards self sufficiency, the Foundation’s intended result is an increase in home ownership and generational wealth. Haven Home Foundation programming includes financial literacy, mental health counseling, career development, and more, all developed with a focus on finance, family and the future.