About the fund
Throughout the nation, Black families are disproportionately affected by structural imbalances, institutional racism and economic inequality. This has led to poor outcomes across a number of factors specifically in regard to health, education and economic mobility. The Prosperity Foundation is a community fund established to strengthen Connecticut’s Black communities in critical areas such as health, education and economic development. Our mission is to create a sustainable system of support to meet the unique needs of Black communities in Connecticut. The organization is designed as a permanent endowment vehicle that provides opportunities to Connecticut’s Black communities to access capital to meet their unique needs. TPF also enables community members to engage in philanthropy by creating their own funds on our platform. Through coordinated, focused efforts, TPF believes that philanthropy funded and managed by Black people is a viable and sustainable means of addressing critical social and economic gaps in Black communities.