Economic Justice, Regardless of Origin, is a Fundamental Right.

Rise Economy is leading the battle to build economic 
resilience within marginalized communities.


Years advocating for low-income communities and communities of color.


Billion in CRA investments over the last 5 years.


California counties served by Rise Economy and our members.


Rise Economy organizational members throughout the state.

Fighting systemic racism takes an alliance

pink background
Low-income communities demand equal opportunity to develop and prosper
◆ Accountability
Banks MUST meet the credit needs of the communities they are located in
◆ Injustice
Paths to financial wealth and health have to be available to all
◆ Partnership
Partner with California communities to retake power from a racist system

Right the wrongs of institutional disenfranchisement

Become a Rise Economy member

Provide capital to BIPOC 
(Black, Indigenous and People of Color) entrepreneurs
Create sustainable, self-reliant communities
Advance entrepreneurship for women
Provide resources for immigrants
Build generational wealth within historically redlined communities

african american couple

Recent News

It’s clear: Transparency wins

After a years-long fight, SB 1201 moves forward to the California State Assembly By Madison D'Ornellas, Communications Specialist In early April, then mid-April, and then finally in late-May our coalition held our breath during each senate committee vote as Rise Economy and bill cosponsors Public Advocates watched the LLC Transparency Act (SB 1201) fly over...
Read more

California Coalition applauds Supreme Court decision in favor of the consumer protection agency; decries ongoing industry attacks on consumer protection, civil rights, climate justice

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of CFPB v CFSA, Rise Economy CEO Paulina Gonzalez-Brito and Chief of Legal and Strategy Kevin Stein issued the following statement on behalf of Rise Economy and its 300 plus member organizations: “We are gratified to see the Supreme Court make the reasoned and only...
Read more

California Coalition Applauds Rare, Failing Reinvestment Grade for City National Bank (CNB): Rise Economy says CNB and its Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) parent are bad for California communities due to redlining and fossil fuel finance practices

In response to the recent release by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) of an extremely rare “Needs to Improve” reinvestment rating for City National Bank, Rise Economy CEO Paulina Gonzalez-Brito issued the following statement: “We are pleased to see the OCC, the national bank regulator, finally use the Community Reinvestment Act...
Read more

Who We
Work With

Low-income and BIPOC communities communities demand equal opportunity to develop and prosper

pink background
african american man wearing apron

Combating Generations of Systematic Injustice through Collaboration.

Rise Economy partners with Groups and Organizations to create lasting change.

Let’s accomplish the mission together:

diverse friends smiling

Step 1

Tell us about yourself, your community, or organization.

man and woman shaking hands and smiling

Step 2

Let us know about the change you need to create and what’s blocking your community 
from success.

man and woman looking at computer screen

Step 3

We’ll schedule a meeting between you and a Rise Economy Community Organizers to map out how we can make a greater impact together.

Meet the future of the economic justice movement.

pink background

Since 1986, Rise Economy, formerly the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC), has helped low-income and BIPOC communities fight redlining and achieve racial justice and equity in the form of financial services, investments, education, representation, and state and federal policy change.