% of venture funding supporting African-American founders of any gender
% of Nevada small business owners of any gender that find it difficult to obtain financing
% of venture capital dollars flowing to female-owned businesses
% of venture funding supporting Latino founders of any gender
Harder for Lesbian and Transgender founders to raise capital than it is for straight women
# of potential jobs lost due to discriminatory financing practices
amount underserved founders receive in venture dollars for every dollar received by white males
Those statistics are crazy, right?!
...and they exist in our hometown. People building businesses from underserved populations lack access to funding and resources to grow businesses in our local community.
The Audacity Fund Reno, a field of interest fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, was created to help change these statistics in our region by providing funding, education, and support to our neighbors creating and growing businesses.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
We believe that good ideas
come from anywhere and great companies can be built by anyone.
Vibrant communities thrive when we support our local talent...
Building a vibrant and
inclusive local economy
funding, education and support to business owners from underserved populations.