IW has a mission to reduce Baltimore’s neighborhood racial and wealth divides by supporting and accompanying leaders of social enterprises working to create sustainable neighborhood economies. For this reason, we have decided to support emerging and established social entrepreneurs who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Your business or organization (whether it is established or still an idea) must be dedicated to having a positive social impact in Baltimore City - especially for historically economically disinvested communities.
- Your business or organization (whether it is established or still an idea) must be open to adopting a social enterprise model. This means, no matter your legal structure (i.e., for-profit, nonprofit, hybrid), your enterprise will balance working towards a social mission with generating revenue to decrease your need for grants.