Souls Grown Deep Foundation to invest $1 million in artists’ hometowns in the U.S. south

  • The foundation that holds one of the largest collections of art by African American artists in the U.S. south will invest its assets in the communities where those artists lived and worked.

How the Craftory is deploying ‘cause capital’ to back impact-driven challengers to consumer brands

  • The Craftory aims to amplify “challenger brands” that embody one or more of five “righteous causes” – delivering good health, democratizing access, progressing society, prospering sustainability and championing self-esteem.

Backstage accelerator backs 25 underestimated founders in Detroit, Philadelphia, L.A. and London

  • The venture capital firm for founders who identify as a woman, person of color, and/or LGBTQ will invest $100,000, and provide mentorship, investor intros and financial guidance each of the Detroit, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and London-based companies, in exchange for a 5% stake.