Economic Development

Our economic development programs leverage the multi-disciplinary perspective of Inclusive Action to address one of the roots causes of poverty in urban areas — access to capital. For the team at Inclusive Action, capital in the form of financing, physical infrastructure and education are important resources to build wealth, invest in low-income communities, and build sustainable community-based economies.

Inclusive Action also believes that one of the most important building blocks of prosperous, sustainable economies already exists in many communities — workers, innovative entrepreneurs, and commitment. Inclusive Action works to supplement these assets with innovative, market-oriented solutions to empower communities and build wealth.


Semi’a Fund

The Semi’a Fund is a micro-loan program that provides low-interest loans to entrepreneurs.



Community Markets Purchasing Real and Affordable Foods (COMPRA Foods) is an initiative that organizes the purchasing power of small grocers in low-income neighborhoods and leverages their collective purchases to secure better prices and quality products from wholesalers.

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(Re)store Fund

Inclusive Action has established an equity fund to invest in small businesses in low-income communities.


The Adopt-a-Lot Pilot Program is a citywide program that was approved in December of 2018 by the City of Los Angeles. The program allows community residents and organizations to adopt up to 10 city-owned vacant lots across Los Angeles.