In August, Together We Thrive: Black Business Network launched a new website, featuring a Business Directory listing brick-and-mortar Black-owned businesses throughout New York City, news, community resources, and inspiring stories.

Led by United Way of New York City (UWNYC) and developed in partnership with Hester Street, Together We Thrive is a coalition that provides Access to Capital, Networks and Technical Assistance to support Survival, Success & Sustainability of Black-owned businesses. Unlike other small business programs, this initiative provides wraparound services designed by and for Black-owned businesses. The goal is to strengthen the entire Black business ecosystem to promote self determination, reduce the racial wealth gap, and form connections to small business networks for re-imagined neighborhood infrastructure that emphasizes cooperation and collaboration.

Visit to learn more, donate, and get involved. You can also read our press release announcing the Together We Thrive coalition earlier this year.

Together We Thrive is made possible by collaboration with UWNYC and Perch Advisors in partnership with Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, IBM, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LISC NYC, Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi), New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), the New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC), the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS), TruFund, and Varde Partners.