Economic Inequality Initiative

Supporting early-stage solutions addressing economic inequality in the United States.

A six-month initiative this spring to support eight very early-stage social entrepreneurs, movement builders, and nonprofit innovators with $25k in unrestricted funding, access to subject-matter experts, mental health resources, introductions to potential funders in our network, and other personalized support.
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The economic divide in the US is sharp and rising. In the decade since the Great Recession, middle-and-lower classes saw their collective wealth shrink by over 20%, disproportionately affecting women, people of color, and young people. Meanwhile, the country’s most affluent families grew their median net worth by over 13%, making America the most financially unequal nation in the Western world.

At Uncharted, we’re elevating solutions that create transformational opportunities for people to increase wealth in the near term while building towards a long-term vision to address the root causes themselves. That’s why we've launched a six-month initiative this spring to support eight very early-stage social entrepreneurs, movement builders, and nonprofit innovators who are tackling wealth inequality in the U.S. From universal basic income pilots to rent-to-own home programs, we’re seeking radical ideas with proof of concept and the potential to create a profound impact. Selected participants will receive $25k in unrestricted funding, access to subject-matter experts, mental health resources, introductions to potential funders in our network, and other personalized support.

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Benefits

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$25k in Funding

Each participant will receive a $25k unrestricted grant.

A Ecosystem of Support

Plug into our network of 200+ subject-matter experts, ecosystem partners, and institutional funders.

Peer-to-Peer Community

Ask questions, share knowledge, and connect with other participants bringing their ideas to life.

Top of Its Class Personal Coaching

Sharpen your leadership skills with regular coaching sessions.

World-Class Mentors

Curated mentor matches for personalized advice.

Financial Experts

Meet with a financial expert who understands your organization.

Mental Health Resources

A suite of resources and a facilitated space to care for your mental wellbeing.

Pro Bono & Discounted Legal Services

Get your legal questions answered.

Mentors

Meet a sampling of world-class mentors supporting this initiative

They are dedicated to personalized mentorship, guidance, and pro bono work to help tackle your organization’s trickiest challenges.
Timeline

Timeline of events

Application Period (May 10th - June 28th)

We're seeking social entrepreneurs, nonprofit innovators, and movement builders tackling economic inequality in the U.S.

Participants Announced (August)

We'll select and announce eight participants who are the best fit for the economic inequality initiative.

Intensive Programming (September 27th - December 16th)

The first three months of the initiative will help you clarify your mission, vision, team structure, and operations.

Light Programming (January 3rd - March 24th, 2022)

In the second half of the initiative, you'll execute your strategic plan with the help of new connections and capital.

Initiative Wrap-Up (March, 2022)

It's not "goodbye"; it's "see you (on zoom) later."

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