Our Approach

Race and ethnicity are often key predictors of opportunities and outcomes, and unfortunately, racial and ethnic disparities are deeply embedded and persistent across all aspects of life —particularly for Black, Indigenous and Hispanic people. The compounding effect of these inequities is illustrated by the fact that the net wealth of a typical white family is nearly 8x that of a typical Black family in the U.S. Public funding and traditional private markets alone cannot close this gap. Impact investors and philanthropists have a critical role to play in advancing equity by channeling capital to key areas of opportunity aimed at closing the racial wealth gap and improving socioeconomic outcomes for communities of color.

Our Focus Areas


Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Scale financial products and services for people of color, and ensure equitable funding flows to businesses, funds, and ventures owned by people of color.


Improve Lives and Outcomes

Invest in health,
 housing, education and workforce development, connectedness and infrastructure, and incarceration and criminal justice.


Advance Inclusive Ecosystems

Increase representation in leadership roles, advance inclusive ecosystems, scale alternative models of ownership, and invest directly in communities.

Our Impact By The Numbers

Portfolio companies and impact funds

“As philanthropists and impact investors, we have a unique opportunity to work in partnership with local leaders and social entrepreneurs who lack access to necessary capital, build on their assets and strengths, and provide flexible and responsive funding that helps them scale their solutions – solutions that impact policies and systems that address economic mobility.”

Lisa Nutter
Founder and Managing Partner of Community Impact Investments, ImpactAssets Client


Focus Area Spotlight

Advancing Inclusive Ecosystems for Native Communities

Closing the $10 trillion racial wealth gap requires an acknowledgment that decision-making power over communities of color has historically been concentrated among groups disconnected from the ultimate impacts of those decisions.

Whether the decision-making power concerns investment choices, philanthropic strategies, or other types of resource allocation and approaches, ImpactAssets believes that power must reside in the communities most affected.

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to Advancing Racial Equity

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