Our Work

Community wealth building lies at the heart of our model and our core values of inclusion, collaboration, innovation, courage, impact and sustainability undergird our work. We do this through thought leadership that advances bold ideas, movement building that activates people on the ground and strategic investments that equitably deploy capital.

LEAD: ADVANCE NEW IDEAS THROUGH THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
There is great need for new ideas that enable us to reimagine a world where all people, regardless of race, place or background are able to achieve their highest potential. Through the advancement of fresh and provocative ideas, AWBI endeavors to change hearts and minds, influence public opinion for “the good” and shake the very foundations of power.

BUILD: ACTIVATE PEOPLE THROUGH MOVEMENT BUILDING
When people are inspired by ideas – movements are formed. And when movements are formed, individuals and leaders are able to achieve the sort of collective action that is capable of deep and lasting change. Through movement building, AWBI will strengthen the infrastructure for sustained collaboration, coordination and mobilization, while developing leaders and strengthening organizations.

INVEST: DEPLOY CAPITAL THROUGH STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS
The American economy is not wired to eradicate inequality, but rather to perpetuate it. Achieving a new economy will require capital strategies that are fair, inclusive and people-centered. Through a mix of collaborative funding approaches, AWBI will deploy resources that test exciting models, leverage and pool public and private resources, contribute to restorative policies and practices, and fund brave and daring work – all while delivering impressive social and financial return on investment.

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