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
At Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative (KJSI), we believe in bringing together vision + talent + financial resources to drive beneficial societal change. This belief is core to our investment for impact model and our one bold goal — to power possibilities that boost humanity and its future. 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.
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.
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.
For every investment in a for-profit
venture, we make a contribution to
a nonprofit organization.
Backing enterprise software and research at the seed stage.
Managing a concentrated portfolio and partnering with exceptional founders to help them succeed.
Uniting mind, body and boxing to the beat of music.
Building the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem in LA from Seed to Series A.
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.
Elevating diverse founders by supporting early stage entrepreneurs.
Backing early-stage founders with transformative ideas, brilliant teams, and relentless determination.
Skin management for men.
MAKE IN LA
Building the epicenter of hardware startups in Los Angeles.
Premium grooming company for men.
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.
Offering products and services that help restaurants adapt to changing consumer trends and technology.
Helping digital consumer brands reach their full global potential.
Exploring a new entrepreneurial model for building venture scale businesses.
Helping teams collaborate, connect and unify their systems.
TITLE BOXING CLUB
Giving people the most empowering boxing workout of their lives.
Developing diverse leaders and talent in the field of finance.
Seeding the future by supporting early stage IT entrepreneurs.
Advancing the common good through education, income, health.
A bank for all of us.
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.