Boosting Humanity

Powering Possibilities

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THE COLOR OF COMMITMENT

When alumni Kwanza Jones and José E. Feliciano saw representation gaps at Princeton University, they took action. Find out here why their $20 Million donation is the first of its kind.

OUR IMPACT

Our Impact

Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano have one bold goal — to power possibilities that boost humanity and its future. That's why they founded the Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano Initiative (Jones Feliciano). At Jones Feliciano, we believe in bringing together vision + talent + financial resources to drive beneficial societal change. It’s why we partner with for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations who seek to find solutions to humanity’s challenges. Our efforts are focused on creating lasting impact in four key areas: Education, Entrepreneurship, Equity, and Empowerment.

Although not our sole focus, our investing for impact model takes into account diversity and inclusion as well as access to capital for underrepresented groups. That's why the Jones Feliciano family office and affiliates have made over $50 million in commitments to diverse/women founders, and over $25 million to educational institutions and empowerment organizations.

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OUR INFLUENCE

Our Influence

Our model of Investing for Impact has resulted in numerous commitments to a diverse group of partners, supporting our goal of effecting beneficial societal change.

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OUR PURPOSE

Our Purpose

OUR PURPOSE

Our Purpose

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For every investment in a for-profit

venture, we make a contribution to

a nonprofit organization.

OUR PARTNERS

Our Partners

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ACT ONE

Backing enterprise software and research at the seed stage.

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AUTHENTIC VENTURES

Managing a concentrated portfolio and partnering with exceptional founders to help them succeed.

Backstage Capital

BACKSTAGE CAPITAL

Investing in companies led by underrepresented founders since 2015.

Black Impact Fund

BLACK IMPACT FUND

Creating practical solutions to the growing racial and income inequality that continues to polarize the country.

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BOX UNION

Uniting mind, body and boxing to the beat of music.

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CHINGONA VENTURES

Investing in the next generation of badass founders.

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CROSSCUT VENTURES

Building the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem in LA from Seed to Series A.

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DRAGONBOAT

Enabling product and tech leaders to accelerate product building, and value creation.

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ENTRADA VENTURES

Working alongside a select group of founders as they innovate through the trials and challenges of entrepreneurship.

Esusu

ESUSU

Helping people build credit, financial opportunities and brighter futures.

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FOUNDATION FOR PR

Promoting social and economic development in Puerto Rico.

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FUZZY

Making pet care accessible, affordable, and delightful for every pet parent.

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GUILD EDUCATION

Upskilling for the Future.

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HARLEM CAPITAL

Elevating diverse founders by supporting early stage entrepreneurs.

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INSPIRED CAPITAL

Backing early-stage founders with transformative ideas, brilliant teams, and relentless determination.

Kapor Capital

KAPOR CAPITAL

Transforming entire industries and addressing urgent social needs.

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LUMIN

Skin management for men.

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MAKE IN LA

Building the epicenter of hardware startups in Los Angeles.

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MERIDIAN GROOMING

Premium grooming company for men.

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MOONSAIL CAPITAL

Providing capital, strategic advice and operational tools that take companies to the next level.

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MOSAIC STUDENT COMMUNITIES

Providing professional property management for upscale student housing.

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NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH ASSN

Breaking cycles of poverty and empowering academic success.

Nextbite

NEXTBITE

Offering products and services that help restaurants adapt to changing consumer trends and technology.

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NEXT PLAY CAPITAL

Providing unparalleled access to innovation.

Pangaea

PANGAEA HOLDINGS

Helping digital consumer brands reach their full global potential.

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SHARE VENTURES

Exploring a new entrepreneurial model for building venture scale businesses.

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SLACK

Helping teams collaborate, connect and unify their systems.

Sola Impact

SOLA IMPACT

Focusing on preserving, refreshing, and creating high-quality affordable housing in low-income communities.

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SUMA Wealth

Building financial tools and creating user-centric content and brand-based experiences that inspire, inform and empower the community to build wealth and control their financial future.

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Stillmark

Investing in, advocating for, and supporting the vision of entrepreneurs whose plans, products, and technologies advance Bitcoin’s core principles and the opportunities inherent and unique to the tech.

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STRIPES

Investing in software and consumer companies with amazing products and helping them scale.

Title Boxing Club

TITLE BOXING CLUB

Giving people the most empowering boxing workout of their lives.

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TOIGO FOUNDATION

Developing diverse leaders and talent in the field of finance.

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ULU

Seeding the future by supporting early stage IT entrepreneurs.

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UNITED WAY

Advancing the common good through education, income, health.

Varo

VARO MONEY

A bank for all of us.

Wilshire Lane Capital

WILSHIRE LANE CAPITAL

Working with dynamic founders to build large, innovative companies that intersect with the enormous real estate industry.

ABOUT US

About Us

The Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano Initiative (Jones Feliciano) is a high-impact philanthropic grantmaking and investment organization and family office founded by Kwanza Jones and José E. Feliciano.

We have one bold goal: to Power Possibilities for Humanity and its Future.

We do this by investing in both nonprofits and for-profit ventures that are compatible with our goal and make a lasting impact across four key priorities: Education, Entrepreneurship, Equity and Empowerment.

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