Revolutionizing our Economy for ALL Local People

REAL People’s Fund is leveling the playing field for entrepeneurs who have been blocked from opportunities to build wealth and harmed by unjust economic systems. Power lies in the community and with the people. Our entrepreneurship program is all about partnering with entrepreneurs and co-creating an equitable and inclusive economy that celebrates our power, prosperity, joy, and liberation.

Our Vision

We envision a restorative and inclusive economy oriented towards building sustainable wealth and power in communities of color to create real social, economic, and political change.

Our Mission

Our mission is to directly address the systemic failures that prevent entrepreneurs in Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color from accessing the financing and holistic support their businesses need to thrive.

Our Team

REAL People’s Fund is powered by community, for community. We are a team of Bay Area organizers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and financial activists who are committed to building capacity among entrepreneurs of color to make a real, meaningful, and measurable economic impact.

Community Governance

We are democratically governed by local grassroots organizations working across diverse social justice sectors including economic empowerment, climate justice, racial justice, worker rights and advocacy, civic engagement, housing justice, and healing justice.

We are a collective group of organizations deeply invested in keeping decision-making power in the community.

restore oakland
oakland rising
communities for a better environment
apen logo
Restaurant Opportunities Center United
runway logo

Other Partners

east bay community foundation
community vision logo

To learn more about how you can support The REAL People’s Fund, visit our investing page.