Build Back – Dream Forward

Supporting Minority-Owned Businesses

Business NOT as usual
In 2021, the Community Foundation launched Build Back – Dream Forward, an event and community investment initiative, to address economic mobility, promote racial justice and equity, and catalyze more inclusive systems of economic growth in Northern Virginia, particularly in local communities of color. It held three events for more than 500 attendees in partnership with local and regional organizations representing the business and government sectors.

These events were designed to engage all sectors in discussions around how to address the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on communities of color throughout the region. Renowned guest speakers and panelists shared their perspectives on paths towards a more equitable and inclusive region.

See information about each event below.

Supporting Minority-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia

June 23, 2020


Business NOT as Usual: We Need More Capital, More Loans, More Equity for Black-Owned Businesses

December 3, 2020


Build Back – Dream Forward: A Virtual Town Hall

July 9, 2020