To kick off its five-year commitment, Deloitte will provide $10 million and fund pro bono technical assistance and research, to help advance BEA Foundation’s mission of improving work, wages, and wealth for Black Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – (October 3, 2022) Today, the Black Economic Alliance Foundation – a national nonprofit organization working with private, public, and social sectors leaders to advance work, wages, and wealth for Black Americans – announced a new collaboration with Deloitte to promote financial inclusion. To start, Deloitte has committed $10 million over the next five years to help accelerate the Black Economic Alliance Foundation’s impact through expanding and accelerating its programs and initiatives to promote financial inclusion.
“We are in a defining moment for the future prosperity of Black Americans and our economy as a whole,” said Samantha Tweedy, President, Black Economic Alliance Foundation. “The Black Economic Alliance Foundation is advancing a new, more equitable economic infrastructure and we are grateful to Deloitte for its resources to support our efforts. This collaboration with Deloitte will help us develop meaningful investment and philanthropic programs, lead impactful research, and elevate understanding of the inextricable link between the health of the Black economy and the entire American economy.”
“The unique ability of the Black Economic Alliance Foundation to harness the collective expertise and influence of Black business leaders to develop generational wealth-building opportunities for the Black community has become a model for economic development,” said Kwasi Mitchell, Chief Purpose Officer at Deloitte. “Together, we will facilitate actionable solutions that can help reshape the future for Black Americans. A truly equitable society is more than just an ideology, it’s a reality that we believe we can help achieve through our collaboration with organizations like the BEA Foundation to turn vision into action for generations to come.”
The Black Economic Alliance Foundation is one of the few organizations selected by Deloitte, as part of its social impact investment announced last month. Deloitte selected organizations and investments that are demonstrating impact, innovation, and the ability to help advance equity. This donation and ongoing collaboration will advance the BEA Foundation’s efforts to increase financial inclusion through its initiatives and programs.
About the Black Economic Alliance Foundation
The Black Economic Alliance Foundation is the nation’s leading organization harnessing the collective expertise and influence of Black business leaders to build economic prosperity and generational wealth for the Black community. We partner with leaders across the public, private, and social sectors to champion policy reimagination, develop investment and philanthropic programs, commission research, and elevate national understanding of the inextricable link between the health of the Black economy and the entire American economy. The BEA Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of the Black Economic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of Black business leaders and allies committed to advancing work, wages, and wealth in the Black community. | foundation.blackeconomicalliance.org
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