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Equitable Economic Mobility

Breaking down barriers to employment & equitable asset building.

About Equitable Economic Mobility


Enable equitable economic mobility by addressing the systemic barriers that get in the way of accessing and retaining good jobs, including self-employment, for individuals with low income. Asset building provides greater opportunities for families to sustain intergenerational economic well-being.



Key structural challenges continue to hold many individuals back from achieving economic mobility, such as how public benefits are designed, broad employer practices, limited access to critical work supports, embedded inequities in economic development and access to financial products that can drive asset-building. Nonprofit partners often seek to address these challenges through programmatic workarounds. Ultimately, lasting change will require policy changes and efforts that influence practice change within our local economy.


Portfolio Composition:

Investment of $2,120,000 in 16 partners


Systems Change Partners

  • BAWAC, Inc.
  • Center for Employment Opportunities, Inc.
  • Cincinnati Works
  • Collective Empowerment Group
  • Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati
  • Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative
  • IKRON Corporation
  • Life Learning Center
  • Madisonville Education and Assistance Center
  • Madisonville Mission Ministries
  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
  • New Horizons Rehabilitation, Inc.
  • Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
  • Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

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