Plan 50%+

We believe that improving the way money flows to community-centered organizations led by and serving people of color will catalyze systemic change. But to make this vision a reality, we must be accountable to action, not intention.

To make our strategic commitment to racial equity concrete and accountable, in 2021 we launched “Plan 50%+.” As part of this plan, we will:

  • Invest $25 million in organizations led by people of color, half our total lending.
  • Provide deep consulting services to 100 organizations led by people of color, half of our deep consulting.
  • Build an NFF team in which people of color hold half of leadership positions (our team is already more than half people of color overall).
  • Commit half of our advocacy to promoting more racially equitable funding practices, and center our clients’ insights in our external communications.
  • Model what it means to be an equitable intermediary by more consciously putting our access and resources to work for clients and convening an external panel to provide guidance and accountability.
  • Serve as trusted advisor to three networks led by people of color, helping them to access financial insight and investment capital to meet their aspirations.

This is one important step in a longer journey. Over the next five years, we aim to invest $250 million in community-centered organizations led by and serving people of color, train 750 leaders of color with the financial knowledge they need to measurably increase control of their organizations’ financial future, become a trusted financial partner for 10 people-of-color-led networks or movements to support their ability to mobilize resources and shift funding practices, and transform who we are and how we work, relentlessly putting our clients’ interests first and also using our vendor relationships to promote racial equity.