Blog Post Brandee McHale on Feb 25, 2020

Rising to the Challenge of Closing Racial Gaps 

Can philanthropy drive systems change? By changing the way we approach the work in our individual institutions and how we collaborate, Living Cities seeks to prove that we can actually make meaningfu…

Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Feb 20, 2020

#WealthInColor: Disparities in New Orleans' Entrepreneurial Ecosystem [INFOGRAP… 

Eighteen months ago, Living Cities, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Surdna Foundation embarked on Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up [SU(3)], a three-city initiative designed to address gaps in the entre…

Blog Post Adene Sacks & Reggie Rucker on Feb 3, 2020

Building the Backbone for Collaboration: Q&A with the New Leadership Network  

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Nick Grossman 

Nick Grossman is a technologist and entrepreneur working at the intersection of the web and urban, social and civic systems. He was a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab (in the Center for Civic Media) and "Activist in Residence" at Union Square V…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 30, 2020

Foundations and Financial Institutions Recommit to Work for Racial Equity 

Blog Post Marlon Williams on Dec 22, 2019

Strength In Numbers: The Importance of the 2020 Census 

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The New Geographers: How Detroiters Are Mapping a Better Future for the City 

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Dec 6, 2019

Reimagining Black Wealth: Asking 400 Year Old Questions 

Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Nov 21, 2019

#WealthInColor: Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises 

As part of our #WealthInColor video series, we’re proud to be able to highlight the first of our New Orleans entrepreneurs. Michael Meredith of VPG Enterprises is an engineer, former baseball player,…

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Jeff Raderstrong on Nov 20, 2019

Living Our Values as a 21st Century Learning Organization: Lessons from Digital… 

We spent two years building a digital community engagement tool to help practitioners close racial gaps. We share our lessons learned in a new report.

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Nov 6, 2019

3 Cities Using Capital to Build More Inclusive Ecosystems 

Eighteen months ago, in collaboration with Living Cities, Rockefeller and Surdna Foundations, we launched Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up (SU)3 — an initiative designed to address the challenges in acces…

Blog Post Sarah Liniger Eisner on Oct 24, 2019

Personal Reparations  

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Kaci Roach 

Kaci Roach is a Senior Manager, Knowledge for StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. In her role, Kaci organizes knowledge gained from working with Cradle to Career Partnerships around the country to build resources and interactive tools fo…

Blog Post Lethy Liriano on Oct 15, 2019

Dominican / American 

This blog is part of our series highlighting Latinx staff members in honor of Latinx Heritage Month.

Blog Post Shannon Jordy on Oct 14, 2019

#WealthInColor: Red Planet Books and Comics [VIDEO] 

Red Planet Books and Comics owner Lee Francis tackles the perceptions of and narratives about Native Americans and their communities, and has important lessons for investors in New Mexico and beyon…

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Oct 10, 2019

Building Inclusive Ecosystems: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST] 

How can we build ecosystems that put entrepreneurs of color at the center? At HBCU@SXSW we had a conversation about how inclusive ecosystem building can address the country’s legacy of racial dispari…

Blog Post Thiara Falcon on Oct 9, 2019

Afro-Latinidad 

This blog is part of our series highlighting Latinx staff members in honor of Latinx Heritage Month.

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Phillip Henderson 

Phillip Henderson is president of the Surdna Foundation, a New York City-based family foundation focused on fostering sustainable communities in the United States. The Surdna Foundation, founded in 1917, operates programs in sustainable environment,…

Blog Post Ronak Davé Okoye on Oct 9, 2019

Healing-Informed Collective Impact: The Reflection and Practice 

This two-part series details HopeSF's healing-informed collective impact approach to public housing in San Francisco.

Blog Post Ronak Davé Okoye on Oct 7, 2019

Healing-Informed Collective Impact  

This two-part series details HopeSF's healing-informed collective impact approach to public housing in San Francisco.