Monthly review of sustainable organizations and social enterprises we dig.

BIPOC Mental Health & Wellness

1. Roots of South L.A. Wellness Center

“Our mission is to center the healing of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities by providing culturally traditional and holistic mental health and wellness services.”

Housing

1. LA Más

“LA Más designs and builds initiatives that promote neighborhood resilience and elevate the agency of working class communities of color.”

2. The Tiny House Project

“The Tiny House Project is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation that builds Emergency Tiny House Shelters for the Houseless.”

3. Ground Game L.A.

“Connecting LA’s most vulnerable communities with resource, recourse, and organizing know-how.”

Food Security

1. Farm L.A.

“A 501(c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to rescuing underutilized lots in Los Angeles communities for solar and agricultural farms.”

2. The Growing Experience

“An urban farm and community garden located within the Carmelitos Public Housing Development in North
Long Beach, California.”

3. Soul Fire Farms

“Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system.”

4. The Ron Finley Project

“Ron is realizing his vision for community gardening and rejuvenation. Let’s grow this seed of urban gangsta gardening into a school of nourishment and change. Help spread his dream of edible gardens, one city at a time.”

Microfinance

1. Inclusive Action for The City

“Inclusive Action for the City is a community development organization whose mission is to bring people together to build strong, local economies that uplift low-income urban communities through advocacy and transformative economic development initiatives.”

2. Opportunity Fund

“Opportunity Fund is California’s leading Microfinance nonprofit organization. Its mission is to advance the economic well-being of working people by helping them earn, save and invest in their future.

3. Rise Financial Pathways

“RISE is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) offering comprehensive and innovative ways to build wealth for historically underserved residents and small business owners in South L.A. and across L.A. County.”

Social Businesses

1. Aspiration

“Aspiration offers socially-conscious and sustainable cash management services and investment products, so you can make money while making the world a better place.

2. Homegirl Cafe

“Homegirl Café provides a supportive environment for clients to receive on-the-job training in conjunction with Homeboy Industries’ wraparound services.”

3. Reel — Bamboo Toilet Paper

“By purchasing reel, you are supporting our mission to provide access to clean toilets to those in need around the world while also giving American households a way to reduce their carbon footprint.”