What We Do

Our primary focus is to improve the Black experience and relationship with banks and create an inclusive economy where Black businesses form, develop, compete and thrive.


Why Equity1821?

In 1821, David Mallory established the first Black-owned business in Indianapolis. Despite the challenges Black businesses face, theyhave been in the city enhancing the larger community for 200 years.


A trusted and credible leader.

Equity1821 is a certified CDFI with the U.S. Department of Treasury – a network of community-based financial institutions that have a common goal of filling financing gaps in underserved areas. This translates into real change for the communities and people who need it most.

How To Engage

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