Spring / Summer Investments

 https://bostonimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/DorchesterCoopLogo.jpg  Dorchester Co-op

The Dorchester Community Food Co-op is an initiative to build a community & worker-owned cooperative market that provides economic opportunity and healthy affordable food. The Co-op will be a community asset, providing space for education and cultural activities, and will be a dynamic center for healthy eating and sustainable living that celebrates the rich diversity of Dorchester. The Boston Impact Initiative provided grant funding to support the completion of a feasibility study. Learn more


fields-corner-business-lab  Fields Corner Business Lab

FCBL is a coworking space that brings together entrepreneurs, small businesses and community development organizations to advance one of Dorchester’s most promising business districts. With easy access to the Red Line and affordable, flexible membership options, FCBL is focused on creating a productive, healthy and synergistic environment for its entrepreneurs and the Fields Corner community. Boston Impact Initiative provided a grant to FCBL to sponsor free office space for a Dorchester based, social entrepreneur of color. Learn more



Jubali is a brand embodying the desire to transform through vitality. They believe that food is a crucial element of the more beautiful world in which we want to live and which we are working to create — a world of vibrantly healthy people living on an ecologically thriving planet. Jubali’s goal is to make the healthiest, most delicious food and drinks they can while making a positive social and environmental impact. They started out as a couple of guys renting out a local café’s kitchen when it closed for the day and quickly grew from there. There mantra is: Our food links our personal health to the kinds of ecosystems we support. Through our social-impact campaigns, Jubali gives you the opportunity to nourish your body and your world. Learn more

https://bostonimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Lady-Dye-Yarn-150x132.jpgLady Dye Yarns

Lady Dye Yarns is an eco-friendly yarn business that creates vibrant and colorful hand-painted yarns and accessories that are inspired by street art and city living. Lady Dye Yarns unique designs and colorways draw inspiration from contemporary, urban culture and street art. The Boston Impact Initiative provided an early loan to help scale national marketing and sales. Learn more

salamander logoSalamander Cafe

Salamander’s Café will open later this year on River St. in Hyde Park. This cozy café will serve gourmet coffees, espresso, lattes, and smoothies. Pastries, baked in-house and at a local bakery, will vary seasonally and breakfast and lunch will be served everyday. Boston Impact initiative provided a loan to help the cafe relocate from East Boston to its new location. Learn more


https://bostonimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/smarterinthecitylogo.jpgSmarter in the City

Smarter in the City is the first high tech startup business accelerator in Roxbury. At the center in Dudley Square, SITC supports local entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities in the tech sector to advance their technology-focused businesses. Boston Impact Initiative provided early stage operating grants to help SITC serve local tech entrepreneurs of color. Learn more

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