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Check out our Research on Black and Hispanic Developers covered by The New York Times!

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A social-impact consulting group, Grove Collective Foundation draws on its teams of experienced social entrepreneurs to help CEOs accelerate their sector-changing ideas. 

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Not traditional consulting, which architects and advises, Grove makes solutions move, because our social change pioneers have launched winning initiatives before. Not incubation, which supports stand-alone start-ups, Grove helps the leaders of powerhouse organizations leverage their platforms.

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Obsidian Ecosystem Initiative

Black and brown real estate developers advance equity in the industry

 

Connects the nation’s top emerging Black and brown real estate developers with education, workforce and infrastructure innovators to produce breakthrough neighborhood-level social and economic mobility outcomes

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INNOVATOR: Joshua Elder

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GROVE PARTNER: Derwin Sisnett

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Postsecondary Persistence

Combine impact and scale via bot technology 

 

Building on Bottom Line’s unsurpassed evidence base for postsecondary access and completion, test AI-driven tools to increase efficiency and scale

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INNOVATOR: Steve Colón

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GROVE PARTNER: Jim McCorkell 

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Postsecondary Persistence

Increase college persistence rates for underrepresented students through peer mentoring

 

Accomplished college leader works with PeerForward and stakeholders to refine the program model to maximize student impact and scalability

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INNOVATOR: Raquel Figueroa

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GROVE PARTNER: Aarti Dhupelia

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University of Michigan Innovation

Collaboration with academic leadership and philanthropic partners driving impact

Helping the university’s philanthropic partners and faculty innovators co-create and fuel solutions to the biggest challenges facing Michigan and the globe

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INNOVATOR: Tom Baird

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GROVE PARTNER: Jill Vialet

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Postecondary Socioeconomic Diversity

Help students navigate selective college admissions in the post-Affirmative Action landscape.

 

A Consortium of the nation’s highly-selective colleges and high-impact Community Based Organizations creates a more equitable application process for students from low-income backgrounds.

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INNOVATOR: Beth Breger

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GROVE PARTNER: Tina Fernandez

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Education in Latin America

Help Paraguayan students “leapfrog” inequities through powerful learning with technology 

 

Design strategy and secure resources to adapt Digital Promise’s powerful learning model for the Paraguayan context with Fundación Paraguaya

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INNOVATOR: Chaula Gupta

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GROVE PARTNER: Martin Burt

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Obsidian Catalyst Fund

Increase capital flow to impact-focused Black and brown developers

 

Design and raise a $100M real estate fund that unlocks the value of scale-ready, Black and brown Developers who know how to identify, navigate, and develop projects in high-growth urban communities

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INNOVATOR: Bo Menkiti

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GROVE PARTNER: Derwin Sisnett

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Education Justice and Faith

Engage faith communities to address inequity in education outcomes

Help the Leadership Initiative for Faith and Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education mobilize strategic faith and education partnerships, and support educators motivated by their faith.

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INNOVATOR: Irvin Scott

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GROVE PARTNER: Jeff Nelson

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State Partnerships for College Access 

Scale college access impact through state delivery channels

 

Package and distribute state-wide training for high school teachers and counselors in holistic, equity-focused college access

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INNOVATOR: Melissa Connelly

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GROVE PARTNER: J.B. Schramm

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Career Pathway and Postsecondary Guidance

Expand high schools’ career pathway and college guidance capacity

 

Novel approach for expanding work-based learning opportunities for students and college and career pathway guidance supports in under-resourced schools

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INNOVATOR: Gary Linnen

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GROVE PARTNER: Karin Goldmark

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