The 10 Year Anniversary Campaign

Our 10 Year Anniversary Campaign is more than just a fundraiser; it’s a celebration of our collective impact and a step towards an even more equitable future. Whether you give now or pledge for tomorrow, your generosity will catalyze our work for another decade of shared prosperity.

Donating is easy

Donate using the two options provided below:

Complete the secure form below
to donate with your credit or debit card.

Make a check payable to “Project Equity” and mail to:

Project Equity
Attn: 10 Year Campaign
7234 W North Ave, Ste 208
Chicago, IL 60707

For large donations or other giving opportunities, please email us or fill out our contact form.

How your support helps businesses
and employees


You create new paths to ownership for employees through small business transition consultations


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


You help empower employee-owners’ success through our hands-on coaching program


You help launch a business and its workers on the employee ownership pathway

Benefits of employee ownership


Higher productivity & growth
Lower employee turnover
Improved lifespan
Owner receives market value


Better pay & benefits
Build assets & equity
Have a voice in key decisions
Grow leadership skills


Retain good businesses & jobs
Greater civic engagement
More resilient local economy

Join us in building an inclusive economy through employee ownership

What would America look like if we restored the middle class by creating pathways to economic resiliency and wealth for millions of workers?

The combination of low wages, limited opportunities for advancement, and rising housing costs have made it difficult for low-to-moderate income workers—who are disproportionately Black and Latino—to build generational wealth. At the same time, there is a small business closure crisis unfolding; baby boomer business owners—who employ 1 in 5 private sector workers— are retiring without succession plans. Without intervention, the wave of retirements, known as the Silver Tsunami, will lead to many small businesses closing their doors for good, resulting in massive job losses and disrupting local economies across America.

Employee Ownership is a rare solution that aligns the interests of business owners, workers and communities. Studies have repeatedly shown that employee ownership can be particularly powerful income and wealth building opportunity for low-income workers and workers of color.

Donors to Project Equity harness the power of employee ownership to achieve both deep impact for workers and scale for expanding opportunities to communities across America.

If we make just this one change—expanding who gets to benefit from business ownership—we can transform the lives of millions, eradicating the notion that only some people get to succeed in this country and reshaping the American economy into something better, stronger, and far more inclusive.

A more equitable economy starts with you.

Join the Movement today.

Together, we can make a difference

Proof has taught me to move through the food world with intentionality and accountability, not just in the kitchen but in the areas of service and our local community. I look forward to the new employee ownership collaboration that will elevate our voices, both individually and collectively.

Jen Salgado

Proof Bakery