CW City Fund


Commonwealth began impact investing in Indianapolis in 2017.  This page features the COhatch expansion across the city as well as summary of our active investments, events and related projects.

Our Companies

Minority Entrepreneurship


Systems Change for Social Impact


Closing the Wealth Gap via Capital


Closing the Wealth Gap via Talent Development

Oscar Charleston

Celebrating Black Talent


MEI Indiana Investor Forum 2021

In November 2021, the Minority Entrepreneurship Institute held the Indiana Investor Forum. Hosted by High Alpha Venture Studio, the forum convened investors and community leaders focused on closing Indiana’s wealth gap through entrepreneurship and impact investing.

MEI Indiana Showcase 2019

On July 12, 2019 MEI and Commonwealth held a pitch competition in Fort Wayne, showcasing some of Indiana’s brightest minority entrepreneurs. The event featured $195,000 in investment capital and 4 sharks, including Jaylon Smith, Mark Music, Jane DeHaven, and Gary Brackett.

Indiana Venture competition 2018

On November 8, 2018, Sagamore Institute hosted the 4th Annual Indiana Conference on Citizenship and inaugural Venture Competition at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Sagamore Research & Consulting

Commonwealth’s think tank partner, Sagamore Institute, produces research and consulting services to advance innovative ideas, strengthen social enterprise and create leading measures to evaluate social impact.


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