Buy. Then, Give Like You Mean It.

This giving season, make your donation to Forward Cities so that we may build a better small business economy for ALL entrepreneurs.

Our holiday campaign encourages you to do two things:

1. BUY from a small business to support diverse entrepreneurs

2. GIVE to support Forward Cities' mission to build more equitable

entrepreneurial ecosystems

How to buy like you mean it.

Visit your favorite local businesses, ideally those owned by Black, Latinx, Native, or other diverse entrepreneurs. Where you choose to spend your holiday dollars matters to our local economies.

How to give.

Your dollars matter to small businesses. As you fill your holiday baskets, keep track of how much you spend with small businesses, then make a donation that equals that amount you spend locally. Becoming a donor to Forward Cities demonstrates your commitment to building a better economy for the doers, makers, and entrepreneurs of our Main Streets.

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How we use your donation.

Forward Cities relies on your gifts to build the capacity of grassroots organizations that provide direct support to diverse entrepreneurs. Your monthly or one-time gift goes directly to our team of experts who equip communities and regions to build and sustain more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems.


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