Living Cities is a collaborative of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions, fostering transformational cross-sector relationships to close racial income and wealth gaps. The organization partners with cross-sector leaders to imagine and create a USA in which all people are economically secure, building wealth and living abundant, dignified, and connected lives.
In 2017, Prosperity Now published a ground-breaking study, The Road to Zero Wealth. One of the key findings was that if all factors remained constant, then the median Black-American household would have a net worth of zero by 2053. Living Cities engaged Figure 8 Thinking to perform a landscape scan and analysis related to determine the role that philanthropy might play to interrupt that trajectory and narrow the racial wealth income gap.