Meet the communities we are proud to support.
Full Spectrum Labs works with Community Stewards to:
- Build capacity to develop capital strategy and achieve capital goals
- Connect with other Community and Capital Stewards
- Expand and diversify resource strategy to include the full spectrum of capital needed for community ownership
- Communicate needs and visions in ways that build bridges to capital
Meet our Community Stewards
Community Stewards are…
- Black and Indigenous midwives who imagine a birth center in every community
- Indigenous women investing in the undercapitalized women-led initiatives on reservations and in cities
- Black organizers in Memphis who know that when communities own land and buildings they cannot be displaced
- Formerly incarcerated community leaders who who are proving that divesting from prison systems and investing in worker and community owned enterprises transforms communities
and so many more.
Birth Center Equity
Growing abundant community birth infrastructure for generations to come.
About: Birth Center Equity was created to make birth center care an option in every community, by growing and sustaining birth centers led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).
Why We Invested In BCE: The Birth Center Equity $100 million campaign is an example of efforts to build BIPOC-led community ownership efforts. Launched early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Birth Center Equity was created to address this disparity and to increase BIPOC’s access to freestanding birth center care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
BCE’s Challenges: Less than 5% of established birth centers in the U.S. are owned and led by people of color.
Return to the Heart Foundation
Indigenous-Led Grantmaking Empowering Visionary Indigenous Women-Led Initiatives
About: An Indigenous women-led organization started with a dream to empower and amplify our fellow Indigenous sisters. R2H supports and uplifts Indigenous women and their projects that are bringing help and healing to their communities by creating a transformative impact in mental, physical, spiritual and cultural health. Website.
Challenges: The contributions of Indigenous women have not been visible or significantly included in contemporary social causes.
Investing Toward Shared Economic Prosperity, Resilient Community-Led Infrastructure, And Enhanced Public Health And Safety
About: Justice Capital is an investment fund, convening platform, and advisory that accelerates economic prosperity, expands resilient community-led infrastructure, and enhances public health and safety to grow thriving Black, Brown, and systems impacted communities.
Challenges: Community-led initiatives lack access to capital and business development support to come to the scale needed for them to thrive. Furthermore, without needed jobs, ownership opportunities, and housing and infrastructure investments, they will not be able to reach their greatest impacts.