Boosting Humanity

Powering Possibilities

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Kwanza Jones and Jose E Feliciano

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 SUPERCHARGED® Initiative (KJSI). At KJSI, 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 KJSI and affiliates have made over $50 million in commitments to diverse/women founders, and over $25 million to educational institutions and empowerment organizations.

Education

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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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WHAT’S NEW

What’s New

The SUPERCHARGED summit 2021

The SUPERCHARGED Virtual Summit 2021

Sunday, November 14th, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Mark your calendars and get ready to BUILD, BOND and BOOST at our 4th annual SUPERCHARGED Summit. This is an experience you don’t want to miss

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OUR FEATURED PARTNER

Our Featured Partner

LA Tech Cares

Our Founder, Kwanza Jones, recognized the need for access to high-speed Internet to support one of LA’s most underserved populations: schoolchildren. Partnering with other leaders, KJSI is supporting LA Tech Cares.

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

ACT ONE

Backing enterprise software and research at the seed stage.

AUTHENTIC VENTURES

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

BOX UNION

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

CHINGONA VENTURES

 Investing in the next generation of badass founders.

CROSSCUT VENTURES

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

DRAGONBOAT

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

ENTRADA VENTURES

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

FOUNDATION FOR PR

Promoting social and economic development in Puerto Rico.

FUZZY

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

GUILD EDUCATION

Upskilling for the Future

HARLEM CAPITAL

Elevating diverse founders by supporting early stage entrepreneurs.

INSPIRED CAPITAL

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

KAPOR CAPITAL

Transforming entire industries and addressing urgent social needs

LUMIN

Skin management for men.

MAKE IN LA

Building the epicenter of hardware startups in Los Angeles.

MERIDIAN GROOMING

Premium grooming company for men.

MOONSAIL CAPITAL

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

MOSAIC STUDENT COMMUNITIES

Providing professional property management for upscale student housing.

NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH ASSN

Breaking cycles of poverty and empowering academic success.

NEXT PLAY CAPITAL

Providing unparalleled access to innovation

ORDERMARK

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

PANGAEA HOLDINGS

Helping digital consumer brands reach their full global potential.

SHARE VENTURES

Exploring a new entrepreneurial model for building venture scale businesses.

SLACK

Helping teams collaborate, connect and unify their systems.

STRIPES

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

TITLE BOXING CLUB

Giving people the most empowering boxing workout of their lives.

TOIGO FOUNDATION

Developing diverse leaders and talent in the field of finance.

ULU

Seeding the future by supporting early stage IT entrepreneurs.

UNITED WAY

Advancing the common good through education, income, health.

VARO MONEY

A bank for all of us.

ABOUT US

About Us

The Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative (KJSI) is a high-impact philanthropic grantmaking and investment organization 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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