News & Updates
Updates from the Coalition
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.
5 Takeaways from GroundBreak Coalition’s Launch
The launch of GroundBreak Coalition on May 12 was an invitation to financial and corporate institutions, government, and philanthropic and nonprofit leaders to commit to unlocking the wealth potential of historically under-invested communities. The ultimate goal is to mobilize more than $2 billion over 10 years and deploy it to four areas: homeownership, rental housing, commercial development, and BIPOC entrepreneurship. Working together, we know we can position Minneapolis-Saint Paul to lead the nation in committing needed resources to achieve racial and economic justice.
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.