News & Updates
Updates from the Coalition
Three Things to Know: How Minneapolis-St. Paul Can Unlock Capital for Unprecedented Black Wealth Building
GroundBreak is at an exciting inflection point, and the months ahead will be pivotal for bringing its vision into reality. Three important developments show where we are now and where we are going.
Design Sprints Uncover Innovative Capital Investment Pathways
During GroundBreak Coalition “design sprints,” work group members brainstormed innovative capital investment pathways that could close racial gaps in income and wealth for Black homeowners, renters, entrepreneurs, and commercial developers. The products that emerged from recent work group meetings will be a key foundation to the eventual capital prototypes.
Our Strategic Approach to Building BIPOC Wealth
GroundBreak believes the most effective way to ultimately improve outcomes for all residents, especially those from BIPOC communities that our systems typically exclude, is to concentrate our efforts on the aspirations of MSP residents who experience some of our region’s deepest and most persistent disparities and ensure that the outcomes of GroundBreak are realized on the ground in specific communities.
GroundBreak Hosts Community Briefing
GroundBreak Coalition partners, including McKnight Foundation, US Bank, Bush Foundation, the Center for Economic Inclusion, and Hennepin County co-hosted a briefing on July 19, 2022 to provide an overview of GroundBreak and its goals, share more about who is involved and what’s next, and answer community questions.
News & Ideas
News & Ideas
Program aims to close racial gap by helping prospective Black homeowners with down payments
More than $100M in projects emerge this year from diversity funds pledged after George Floyd’s death
As Congress jumpstarts climate action, states and local leaders must drive a just path forward
The Conversation with Al McFarlane
Building Wealth & Community featuring Alex West Steinman and Marion Greene
Center for Economic Inclusion
Other Coalition Updates
See GroundBreak Coalition workgroup recommendations, monthly update call recordings, and past meeting summaries.