AWBI exists to make shared prosperity the Atlanta way by supporting the engagement, capacity, and leadership necessary to address Atlanta's racial wealth divide.
What We Do
Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative is an intermediary that seeks to achieve shared prosperity by closing the racial wealth gap through community wealth building strategies. We are a community of investors, advocates, and activists working to transform systems and structures of capital to create opportunities for African Americans and people of color in Atlanta and across the South. We promote understanding of community wealth-building strategies to cultivate the engagement, capacity, leadership necessary to shape a new economic narrative in Atlanta.
By challenging systemic bias and introducing new systems and structures of capital, AWBI aims to re-engineer and redesign Atlanta's economic ecosystem such that all sectors, from small businesses to large corporations, to anchor institutions, philanthropy, nonprofits and government, consider day to day how to integrate the economic well-being of our most disenfranchised families and communities into their strategy and operations.