Rising Tide Capital is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist struggling individuals and communities to build strong businesses which transform lives, strengthen families, and build sustainable communities.
Rising Tide Capital provides business development services designed to transform lives by helping individuals start and grow successful businesses; build communities through collaborations with other non-profits, higher education institutions, corporations, and public agencies; and create a scalable program model with measurable impact which can be replicated in communities of need across the U.S.
Underemployment and unemployment in underserved, urban neighborhoods
Increased income and job creation
Networking, mentorship and
Access to lenders and loan
Increased income from
mobility, and assets building
Job creation and local economy
Generational wealthLearn more
On May 26, 2004 the incorporation papers were signed and the Rising Tide Capital journey began! Almost 10 years later, as a CNN hero that has been recognized by President Obama for social innovation, we’ve celebrated the 1,000th graduate of our Community Business Academy, and launched new and innovative programs to better serve the needs of our entrepreneurs. With a regional expansion into four cities and counting, and the first of many national replication initiatives of the RTC model in Chicago, we’ve remained dedicated to our vision and will continue to innovate in service to our mission.
How we guide our relationships with our clients, team members, funders, board members, and partners.
What we demand of ourselves, individually and as a social enterprise.