Living Cities is an innovative philanthropic collaborative of the world’s largest foundations like the Rockefeller Foundation, and financial institutions working together to dramatically improve the economic well-being of low-income people in cities.
Our work with the Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up (SU3) in San Francisco will lay the groundwork for bridging the divide in the wealth gap.
Our Pillars of Focus:
De-Risking Entrepreneurship: Coordinating with local government and stakeholders to extend rent subsidies available for teachers and artists to entrepreneurs.
Narrative Change: Creating messaging for media outlets and organizations to highlight the work and endeavors of marginalized founders.
Crowdfunding and Micro-investing: Educating and empowering marginalized people to invest in founders through crowd-investing, micro-investing and micro-lending platforms.
Customer Access: Opening pipelines for supplier and contractor relationships between marginalized small business owners and large employer firms.
How Can I Participate?
If you are an entrepreneur, small business owner or interested in creating wealth we invite you to participate in either of our four pillars.