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OUR WORK

Path to 15|55’s initiatives are designed to increase AWARENESS of the outcomes and drivers of where Black businesses are today and what is possible with combined effort;  support ALIGNMENT towards Key Performance Indicators; and drive ACTION at the local, state and national level. 

BOLD GOAL

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STRATEGIES

GROW AT LEAST 15% OF BLACK BUSINESSES, CREATE 600,000+
NEW JOBS, AND ADD $55 BILLION TO THE U.S. ECONOMY

GROW
EXISTING
BUSINESS

INVEST IN
INTERCONNECTED
SYSTEMS

REIMAGINE
THE
POSSIBILITIES

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KEY PERFORMANCE
INDICATORS

Job Growth

 

  • # of Jobs in *BBOs

 

Revenue Growth

 

  • % Increase in *BBO Revenue

Remove Barriers to Capital

 

  • #/% *BBO friendly leaders in positions of power and influence

  • #/%/$ of AUM controlled by black institutions & individuals

  • #/$ Capital Products for *BBOs


Policy and Political Accountability

  • $ Resulted from *BBO friendly policies

Capacity Building for Low Growth Industries

 

  • # of *BBO reinvestment in black community

  • #/% Early stage capital Invested in *BBOs

  • # of *BBOs converted to high growth industries

 

Shifting the Narrative

  • # of investors that believe
    in *BBO

 
*BBO: Black Business Owners
 

AWARENESS

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Share what works and why

ACTION

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Catalyze behavior change

ALIGNMENT

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Collaborate towards shared outcomes

AWARENESS

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ALIGNMENT AND ACTION

Philanthropic Pledge
Path to 15|55 has $100 million in commitments to grow Black businesses. This capital will be used to support policy change at national, state and local levels, and invest directly in Black businesses and the intermediaries that support them.

IRIS+

This resource, developed with GIIN, CapEQ, and PolicyLink, as a part of the Corporate Racial Equity Alliance, helps investors select impact strategies and adopt recommended sets of metrics that track performance toward racial equity, both through their own policies and practices and through their investments.

Community of Practice

Path 15|55 Fund Community of Action are applied research cohorts who are committed to thinking and behaving differently to accelerate progress towards one or more of the KPIs. Path 15|55 Fund Community of Action

  • Amplify best practices and develop playbooks

  • Leverage and scale insights across the country

  • Provide expertise and a container for practical on the ground activities

Path 15|55 Fund

Path 15|55 Fund leverages a collective impact strategy to connect and enhance existing Black- led and Black-influenced capital initiatives, impact investors, nonprofits, government agencies and financial institutions in committing and leveraging their capital to change systems.

 

These capital initiatives will share and scale innovations in testing risk methodologies, providing ultra-flexible capital sources, fueling high-growth industries, and leveraging place-based infrastructure. This focus ensures Path to 15|55 Fund is amplifying opportunities to change practices within philanthropy, private capital, and government agencies that ensure sustainable systems for Black business growth.

 

For investors: Contact us at pathto1555@capeqimpact.com