The Entrepreneurs of Color Fund was launched by JPMorgan in Detroit in 2015. That city’s fund has seen periodic infusions of capital that have helped it grow to $22 million. Similar funds have also been launched in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York.
The initiative’s expansion in D.C. is part of JPMorgan’s Advancing Black Pathways program that aims to improve access to education and job training, build career opportunities and support wealth creation for black Americans.
Advancing Black Pathways is being supported by a deep bench of advisors, including former Secretaries of State and Harlemite Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, Essence Ventures’ and Richelieu Dennis founder of Nubian Heritage that was based in Harlem and comedian Kevin Hart.
Go to: Advancing Black Pathways
Photo credit: Richelieu Dennis and Collin Powell on Wikipedia.