When BasBlue opened its doors in 2021, its mission was to create a safe space for womxn and non-binary people to work, network, and fellowship. The nonprofit has now moved into its next phase of uplifting underrepresented people by launching the BasBlue Foundation.
The BasBlue Foundation's goal is to raise $2 million before the end of 2023 to support fellowships and opportunities for womxn and girls, aiding their education, careers, and access to capital. The foundation has already earned $600,000 of its goal thanks to The Total Health Care Foundation, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, and The Remington Group.
As its first initiative, the foundation is launching the BasBlue Zero-to-One Fellowship. The program is a 12-month fellowship program that will provide each fellow with early-stage capital, business coaching, financial and legal planning, sustained mentorship, subject-matter experts, direct connections to industry-relevant BasBlue members, and a network of like-minded peers – all to help our fellows identify a clear path for growth and success.
Click here to read the full Michigan Chronicle article about the announcement.