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Funders Briefing: Investing in a More Inclusive Economy

June 1st, 2023
1:00PM to 2:15PM
Hybrid- In-person: JPMorgan Chase, 70 Fargo St, Boston; Zoom: Information to be emailed
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Philanthropic trends
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We recognize the disparities that entrepreneurs of color face in launching, growing, and scaling their businesses. The results of the pandemic have only increased the challenges faced by small businesses in accessing the technical assistance and capital that they need. According to a 2021 report by Boston Indicators and The Boston Foundation, the annual unmet demand for capital among entrepreneurs of color in Massachusetts was estimated at $574 million.

This special convening brings together funders who support initiatives in economic development to learn more about the barriers to capital access for entrepreneurs of color. The program will begin with a brief introduction to the topic by JPMorgan and will be preceded by a presentation by The Boston Foundation’s place-based research on Boston’s capital provider ecosystem for entrepreneurs of color. Funders will have an opportunity to ask questions, share insights from their work, and meet like-minded peers interested in advancing inclusive economic opportunity.

We welcome you to come and learn more about investing in a more inclusive economy and increase wealth generation opportunities for people of color.


Join us to learn more about:

  • Landscape of mission-based lenders in Massachusetts
  • Spectrum of capital access lending for entrepreneurs of color
  • Insights and discussion on opportunities to support small business ecosystems 

*This event will be hybrid, with the option to join virtually or in-person in Boston.*

In-Person Details:

If you choose to attend in-person, the event will be held at JP Morgan Chase's office at 70 Fargo St, Boston, MA 02210. This location is primarily bus accessible with limited metered parking too. The closest parking garage is the Seaport Place Parking Garage.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Zoom Instructions for Virtual or Hybrid Programs:

Zoom information: Zoom information for the program will be sent out to all registrants one week before AND in the afternoon of the business day before the session is scheduled to take place.  Please reach out to info@philanthropyma.org if you believe you are registered for this program and do not receive the link.

Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session.  For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate.  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

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