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

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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

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Recent News

Rise Economy and Members Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss Needs, Concerns

The series of meetings were part of NCRC’s annual virtual Advocacy Week. Rise Economy and dozens of representatives from its member organizations met with elected officials and representatives from federal financial regulatory agencies this week to discuss current legislation as well as several pressing topics ranging from Bank Merger Act reform to CRA modernizations.  The...
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Rise Economy, Members Take to Capital for Lobby Day

The day of action and advocacy saw Rise Economy meet with elected officials on housing, banking and accountability campaigns.  Rise Economy and members took to the state's capital Wednesday for a day of action and advocacy.  It has been several years since Rise Economy last organized an in-person Lobby Day. Still, the staff and the...
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The Bank Rundown: March 2024

"The WaFdl/Luther Burbank merger should not have been approved, and certainly not without significant conditions." By Kevin Stein, Chief of Legal and Strategy Sorry (insert bank name), I almost did not see you there hiding behind the ABA In recent months, banking trade groups have harmfully turned to litigation and lobbying in an attempt to...
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Who We
Work With

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

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Combating Generations of Systematic Injustice through Collaboration.

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

Let’s accomplish the mission together:

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Step 1

Tell us about yourself, your community, or organization.

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Step 2

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

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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.

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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.