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A grant-based program providing racial equity organizations with advanced technology (data science, AI, coding) to fast-track their solutions to systemic racism multifold.

Although AI is increasingly used for social good through a number of grant programs, most organizations on the frontlines of addressing systemic racism remain disconnected from technology innovation. We are bringing them together in the only initiative of its kind that focuses on racial equity in the US and globally.

 

RECENT WORK

Our team and core partners have launched social initiatives with advanced technology including Google AI Impact Challenge.

In this case study, a smartphone app was developed that applies machine learning to weather data to help farmers be more efficient with water resources in arid regions where agriculture is critical to the livelihood of millions such as the Middle East and Africa.

 

OUR MODEL

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WHO'S INVOLVED

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FEATURED PROJECTS

 

Supporting Small Business

Mapping that shows which black-owned businesses need help after the pandemic or otherwise so that they can get the available resources.

IMPACT

Working with organizations in the US and globally who specialize in criminal justice reform, housing equity, healthcare access, education & workforce, civic engagement & voting, and eradicating racism.

5 MILLION PEOPLE

5 CONTINENTS

85 COUNTRIES

ALL 50 US STATES

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HELP US MAKE THIS POSSIBLE

Grants are awarded to racial equity organizations to be joined by technology and mentorship teams who work with them for several months to advance their solutions to systemic racism.

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FUNDERS

Supply a grant pool of $500K-$1M  per project for operational costs of the program.

Family Foundations

Corporate Organizations

Wealthy Individuals

Celebrity Influencers

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GRANTEES

Propose innovative ways to achieve their solutions for advancing racial equity.

Non-profits

Civic Organizations

Educational Institutions
Mission-Driven Startups

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TECH INNOVATORS

Assist Grantees to apply data science, AI and coding to achieve their goals.


Technology Companies

Startup and Dev Communities

Expert Mentors

Impact VCs

 

FOR COMPANIES

Bringing together a cohort of nonprofit and corporate partners to develop a cloud based suite of AI-driven tools that optimize Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within companies.

CORPORATE TRAINING

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES

DIVERSITY INDEX & ASSESSMENT

TALENT PIPELINES

 

MORE WAYS TO COLLABORATE

We invite potential partners to innovate within the framework through value-adding collaboration.

NETWORK AMBASSADOR

Bring stakeholders and decision-makers into our ecosystem, and create relevant reach through your extended networks and outlets.

JOIN A PROJECT TEAM

Collaborate or partner with another organization on a joint idea, or provide in-kind mentorship and resources to teams.

 

RELATED NEWS

Apple Newsroom | Jan 13, 2021

APPLE LAUNCHES $100M RACIAL EQUITY AND JUSTICE INITIATIVE

Projects to challenge systemic racism and advance racial equity nationwide include a first-of-its-kind education hub for HBCUs and an Apple Developer Academy in Detroit.

Forbes | Dec 2, 2020

PHARRELL LAUNCHES BLACK AMBITION ACCELERATOR

Black Ambition is a non-profit initiative working to close the opportunity and wealth gap through entrepreneurship, investing capital and resources in high-growth startups founded by Black and Latinx entrepreneurs.

Harvard CRCS | 2020

DESIGNING A PARTNERSHIP FRAMEWORK IN AI FOR SOCIAL GOOD

While AI has been heralded as a technology capable of solving unique problems, social good challenges are inherently structural and require the partnership of many stake- holders in order to apply AI for social good (AI4SG) in a sustainable and scaled manner.

 

PROJECT TEAM

Racial Equity Accelerator is a partnership between ISM Arts & Culture Ltd. and Collective Impact Network LLC, 
joined by experts in technology, marketing, social innovation, and community partnership.

 

SCOTT MALLORY, JR.

Project Management

Scott is the Founder of ISM, and an Arts & Culture Curator at TRIUMF Lab (Canada's Particle Accelerator Center) leading special projects for public outreach and education.

MICHAEL SEILER

Project Advisor

Michael is the Founder of Collective Impact, and was a Content Lead at Google Startup Accelerator to launch the Google AI Impact Challenge and the 'Ideas to Reality' series.

JASMIN A. REHMANI

Business Strategy + Development

Jasmin is responsible for Business Development + Operations at Expedia, and has led a variety of global partnerships at companies like Airbnb.

NASIM FARSANI

Social Innovation Designer

Nasim is a human-centered design researcher working with government agencies to streamline global data.

MINA SOLTANGHEIS

Technology Advisor

Mina is the Chief Innovation Officer at Wondeur Ai, a Research Affiliate at MIT, and former researcher at Flybits and IDEO.

JUNE TANG

Interaction Design

June is an interaction designer and illustrator for the NYC Office of the Mayor and US and Canadian startups, and a TEDx curator.

CONTACT US

Vancouver, BC Canada

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