Focus Area: Disadvantaged / Low-Income
At Gateway Capital, we aim to be the preferred investment partner to young startups by making venture capital as simple and transparent as possible.
Solidarity Microfinance is a nonprofit program of Iowa Community Capital to create economic opportunities through small business loans, training and support, and savings services.
Founders First is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led businesses generating over $1 million dollars in revenues and creating premium wage jobs.
The Washington Area Community Investment Fund’s (Wacif) mission is to promote equity and economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C. region.
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives seeks to revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs by developing high-impact projects, providing financial resources to entrepreneurs and sustaining long-term community partnerships.
Life Asset is a nonprofit that offers microloans, training, and support for entrepreneurs in the greater Washington D.C. area.
We typically fund social enterprises that directly serve or impact children or youth from urban low-income communities in the areas of education, health, and family economic stability (including livelihoods and financial inclusion).
There is a future where people of color experience true agency and participation in the American economy. To build that future, we are investing in exceptional founders whose businesses create new frameworks of ownership and opportunity, and generate meaningful returns.
Janine Sickmeyer is the founder of a legal tech SaaS product. Now she angel invests in startups with founders she believes had a similar experience to her—people who are overlooked and underfunded, who might be in an unsexy market but know the market well, and build products to make someone’s life easier.