The Eric Reid Foundation fosters a new generation of non-traditional leaders in social enterprise and community development from the most undeserved communities. We envision a future where policymakers, community leaders, and individuals recognize and celebrate the contributions, professionalism, and impact of social enterprises and community development organizations that are led by millennial and gen-z leaders of color, formerly incarcerated folks of color, and women of color. Moreover, citizens, mainstream businesses, and government will view these non-traditional leaders as critical partners in building and enhancing collective economic and community power.

Mission: Empowering disadvantaged communities and building engaged prosperous centers for the next generation by investing in impact leaders, impact enterprises, and community networks.

Vision: Traditionally disadvantaged communities will have the tools, resources, investments, and opportunities to end economic inequality and to create sustainable change.