38 min

Episode 2 - Towards Equity: A Grove Park Story Stories from The Kendeda Fund

    • Society & Culture

Atlanta, Georgia is home to tremendous promise and opportunity. The city is riding an economic boom. Nearly twenty Fortune 500 companies call Atlanta home, and the population is steadily climbing. Unfortunately, Atlanta is also the number one city for income inequality in America. If a person is born into poverty in the city, there is just a four percent chance they will ever emerge from it. Almost 70 percent of Atlanta’s Black families lack liquid assets, compared to 22 percent of white families. And the median household income for Blacks is just one-third that of whites. The Grove Park neighborhood, west of downtown Atlanta, embodies many of the challenges of this pernicious racial wealth gap and many of the solutions needed to reverse it. What does it take to build healthy, equitable and vibrant communities where all families can thrive and succeed? And how can philanthropy play a role in helping achieve that vision?


Stories from The Kendeda Fund is an audio storytelling project documenting the origins, impact and legacy of The Kendeda Fund. Each episode highlights an element of The Kendeda Fund’s philanthropic journey, revealing useful lessons for nonprofit veterans and emerging donors alike. Learn more at www.kendedafund.org.  
Grove Park Foundation https://groveparkfoundation.org 
Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative https://www.atlantawealthbuilding.org 
Partnership for Southern Equity https://psequity.org/
This episode was produced by Wonder Media Network. Our Executive Producers are Dena Kimball and David Brotherton. 

Atlanta, Georgia is home to tremendous promise and opportunity. The city is riding an economic boom. Nearly twenty Fortune 500 companies call Atlanta home, and the population is steadily climbing. Unfortunately, Atlanta is also the number one city for income inequality in America. If a person is born into poverty in the city, there is just a four percent chance they will ever emerge from it. Almost 70 percent of Atlanta’s Black families lack liquid assets, compared to 22 percent of white families. And the median household income for Blacks is just one-third that of whites. The Grove Park neighborhood, west of downtown Atlanta, embodies many of the challenges of this pernicious racial wealth gap and many of the solutions needed to reverse it. What does it take to build healthy, equitable and vibrant communities where all families can thrive and succeed? And how can philanthropy play a role in helping achieve that vision?


Stories from The Kendeda Fund is an audio storytelling project documenting the origins, impact and legacy of The Kendeda Fund. Each episode highlights an element of The Kendeda Fund’s philanthropic journey, revealing useful lessons for nonprofit veterans and emerging donors alike. Learn more at www.kendedafund.org.  
Grove Park Foundation https://groveparkfoundation.org 
Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative https://www.atlantawealthbuilding.org 
Partnership for Southern Equity https://psequity.org/
This episode was produced by Wonder Media Network. Our Executive Producers are Dena Kimball and David Brotherton. 

38 min

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