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Envisioning and building a more resilient & equitable future

Your gift will help preserve local businesses and increase economic resiliency for low-income workers and families of color.

Hindsight 20/20

As we look back on 2020, one thing is crystal clear: workers, families, businesses and the overall economy need greater economic resilience. The COVID-19 crisis rapidly pushed families and businesses over the edge and into financial ruin, with disproportionate impacts on Black and Brown communities. 

So what did we learn in 2020, and what lessons can we carry into 2021?

We must rebuild an economy that is fundamentally more equitable and resilient— one that creates real economic security for families.

Employee Ownership must be a key part of the recovery.

In 2020, we witnessed the incredible resiliency of the employee-owned companies we support and their workers (see Chuck’s quote below). A recent national study (October 2020) by The Employee Ownership Foundation / Rutgers corroborates this: employee-owned companies were more likely to keep their employees safe and 3 to 4 times less likely to lay them off during the pandemic.

Foresight 2021

As 2020 moves into our rearview mirror, Project Equity is laser focused on ensuring that we expand the benefits of employee ownership to more low-wage workers, families of color and communities nationwide. 

Why

Because Employee Ownership keeps workers safer and employed, creates wealth-building pathways for low-wage workers and workers of color, and keeps local businesses open—even during a pandemic and a recession.

As we look ahead to 2021, we need your help to:

 

  • Create more employee-owners
  • Serve more small businesses 
  • Launch programs in new regions around the country (stay tuned for details)
  • Spread the word about the power of employee ownership  

“Whereas the world was experiencing an economic downturn, we had a hiccup. We got together and really went after it and we delivered unprecedented growth … And we made sure we had a place to work—this place that we own. In a world where businesses are literally closing, we worked hard to stay afloat.”

Chuck Holding,
Employee-owner, Cal Solar

“Whereas the world was experiencing an economic downturn, we had a hiccup. We got together and really went after it and we delivered unprecedented growth … And we made sure we had a place to work—this place that we own. In a world where businesses are literally closing, we worked hard to stay afloat.”

Chuck Holding,
Employee-owner, California Solar Electric Company

“Whereas the world was experiencing an economic downturn, we had a hiccup. We got together and really went after it and we delivered unprecedented growth … And we made sure we had a place to work—this place that we own. In a world where businesses are literally closing, we worked hard to stay afloat.”

Chuck Holding,
Employee-owner, Cal Solar

2020 Impact

Check out our 2020 Impact Snapshot to learn about how we expanded our impact and supported more local businesses and workers than ever before during this pandemic year.

The employee ownership pathway to economic resiliency

Every business that becomes employee-owned benefits 20-40+ low- and moderate-wage workers

$50
The pathmaker

you create new paths to ownership for employees through small business consultations

$100
The amplifier

you boost ownership opportunities for employees through virtual workshops & community outreach

$500
The builder

you help empower employee-owners through our hands-on coaching program

$1,000
The catalyst

you help launch a business and its workers on the employee ownership pathway through an in-depth capacity analysis

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Multiplier
Attn: Project Equity
548 Market St

PMB 81178
San Francisco, CA 94104-5401

Project Equity operates as a project of Multiplier, a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.