December 7th, 2021

USDA Grant and Built by Philly in the News!

Androniki Lagos
Androniki Lagos
Maggie Clark Bachiri
Maggie Clark Bachiri

In this season of gratitude, we are thankful to have been awarded multiyear funding from the USDA towards our Mangrove Incubator Kitchen in Flatbush, envisioned as a community wealth hub building sustainable food businesses in Brooklyn by connecting high-barrier entrepreneurs with local and regional farm sourcing.

More information can be found on the official USDA press release here:

USDA Announces $90.2 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen Local and Regional Markets for U.S. Agricultural Products | Agricultural Marketing Service

Additionally, we're humbled to have been allowed to center the stories of Philadelphia's diverse entrepreneurs, a cornerstone of the City's economy, culture, and communities. Built by Philly is a platform to connect and grow small business through better opportunities and resources; hear their stories, explore the research, and help build a better business ecosystem at And you can read more about our work on the larger initiative here Philadelphia Equitable Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (!

Please find more media coverage on Built by Philly as follows:

Philadelphia Tribune: United Way launches initiative to build equitable entrepreneurship ecosystem

WHYY: New Built by Philly ‘micro site’ features voices of, support for entrepreneurs of color JPMorgan Chase is granting $750K to ‘Built by Philly,’ a new digital resource for entrepreneurs of color

Al Dia News (English): Built By Philly, new platform aims to address historical inequities for city’s BIPOC entrepreneurs

Al Dia News (Spanish): Built By Philly, una nueva plataforma que pretende abordar las desigualdades históricas de los empresarios BIPOC de la ciudad


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