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We Own Our Legacy Impact Fund

The We Own Our Legacy Impact Fund is a coalition of sisters committed to Black & Brown founders owning their legacy.

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Campaign Ends on February 28, 2021

Project Description

The resource gap for BIWOC entrepreneurs is an existential threat to sustainable innovation in our communities, which is only heightened by the fact that our generation is witnessing more Black and Brown businesses close their doors than ever before due to COVID-19. Throughout history, BIWOC have experienced many assaults to their self-determination as entrepreneurs; but still we rise.


The We Own Our Legacy Impact Fund will pool essential financial resources, business coaching, and tech support for Black and Brown women founders.

We are founders. We are small business owners. We are mothers. We are WOC. We are warriors.

 

We are a network of resources, Black resilience, Indigenous innovation, community capital, Latinx strength; to build a future where WE are our greatest asset.

 

Our 2021 goal is to provide $100k in resource mobilization opportunities to BIWOC entrepreneurs in the following areas: monetary grants, tech infrastructure support, business coaching scholarships, and an incubator/accelerator placement.

We are asking you to help us with the launch of our fund!

 

We hope that we can count on your support. Every bit helps as we create the building blocks of our legacy.

 

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the We Own Our Legacy Impact Fund?
    • The We Own Our Legacy Impact Fund is a coalition of women rising together to preserve the self determination of BIWOC entrepreneurs by providing a pool of essential financial resources, business coaching, and tech support to Black and Brown women founders.
  • What are some programmatic components of the We Own Our Legacy Impact Fund?
    • Each round of recipients will be grouped into cohorts. Each cohort will consist of: Virtual Office Hours, Live Q&A Sessions, Access to Exclusive Community Micro-site
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    • Applicants for the We Own Our Legacy Impact Fund must identify as a BIWOC entrepreneur, business must be early stage/pre-seed venture (grossing less than 10k); applicant must provide corroborating documentation for status as a BIWOC early stage venture (financial documents, social media, articles of incorporation etc)
  • How will your contribution for the We Own Our Legacy Fund Campaign be used?
    • Your contribution will be used to support the launch of the We Own Our Legacy Impact Fund to cover website maintenance, technology support, grant dollars, and administrative expenses
  • Who are the founders of  the We Own Our Legacy Impact Fund?
    • Melanin & Money (manager of the fund) and The Creatives' CornerTM  (co-founder)
  • When will the fund be launched?
    • First quarter of 2021
  • Who can you reach out to for additional information?

 

Haley
01/21/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Tamara Munoz
01/19/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Alexandra Marquez-Shaw
01/18/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
01/17/2021
Monetary Contribution
$30
Tanika Harper
01/16/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Nika
01/14/2021
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$30
Jillian Putney
01/14/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
01/13/2021
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$500
Renata N
01/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Ashley Chatman
01/12/2021
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$50
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