In 2021, OSI launched its Economic Justice portfolio, which aims to increase access to capital for historically under-resourced people and groups in Baltimore and beyond.
$200,000 over one year to enable CLLCTIVLY to support Black-led organizations impacted by COVID-19.
$150,000 over one year to enable Equity Matters to launch the Equitable Alchemy Benefit Corporation fund to leverage capital for communities of color.
$150,000 over one year to enable the Ingoma Foundation to implement the Black Butterfly Initiative to launch a technical platform to support Black entrepreneurs.
Maryland Center for Economic Policy
$25,000 over one year to fund a research assistant position to engage in credible research on criminal justice budgeting, particularly Baltimore City’s local police budget.
$25,000 over one year to provide general support.
$40,000 over one year to enable NLD Strategic to support the Women Entrepreneur Leadership Lab, a membership network of Black women entrepreneurs.
$200,000 over one year to enable Revolve Fund to provide capital to Black/African American, Latinx, and Native American-led business, nonprofit organizations, financial intermediaries, and venture funds.