Clarke Street Fund is an entity generating and distributing funds into the sustainability and revitalization of Black communities in Alabama. The fund provides services and resources for Founders and Creators in Alabama.
We invest in companies and projects that align with our values:
Community | Wellness | Art | Economic Empowerment |Tech | Entrepreneurship
We are interested in telling a new story about Alabama. One that speaks to the abundance, innovation, and generous spirit that is present in this red clay dirt. We honor our native and Indigenous ancestors, our African ancestors, our LGBTQIA+ ancestors, and all that are building toward the liberation and freedom of Black + Indigenous communities in Alabama.
We support southern innovators to create new solutions for the future of Alabama.
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Alabama is the root of the world. The red clay dirt is the base of liberation and freedom for many a people and the land continues to restore us. Ase to the ancestors + elders.
Growing up in Montgomery, AL has been a deep lesson in understanding self. We have family that started their own Black Township, Mixonville, and family to start their own family grocery store, Clarke Street Grocery. We have Black Indigenous family that was deeply connected to the land and food justice. Our Mother was one of the first black folks to work for the State of Alabama Gov. office and Father an advocate for youth justice and the reframing of the Alabama court systems. All of our Ancestors + Elders believe in community.
This is the ground on which we stand.
Fresh Greens Market (Grocery Store, Montgomery, AL)
Community Legacy Garden & Compost (Montgomery, AL)
Two Commercial Properties (15,000 sq. ft)
Two Residential Properties (14,000 sq. ft)
Fresh Greens Farmacy (Juice company, Montgomery, AL)
CURRENT PORTFOLIO INVESTMENTS
Launching Winter 2023
Clarke Street Fund will host its first incubator for Black-owned businesses in the State of Alabama. This digital + in-person incubator will gather Black Founders from across the State to talk about values, community relations, financial sustainability, scaling a business, automation, and more specific sharings about their current projects and what community it serves. The Fund will engage a host of creative, tech, art and business professionals to lead this cohort.
TO THE FUND
The CLARKE STREET FUND is looking to raise $2.5M.
The contributions would support the operation of FreshGreensMarket, the operation and sustainability of the Community Legacy Garden, the support and development of a business incubator, technology infrastructure upgrades, and start-up funds for Alabama based creatives, entrepreneurs, social change agents.
Properly invested, the fund will be able to sustain itself until the next phase of growth.
We believe in the abundance and believe in the power of seeding resources to Black + Indigenous communities.