Solve’s focus on the world’s most pressing challenges has always included those within the United States. Since 2018, we have specifically supported solutions focused on equity and self-determination for underserved and underestimated communities in the US. This portfolio started with the Indigenous Communities Fellowship, now in its sixth year, and expanded with the 2021 Antiracist Technology in the US Challenge—a response to 2020’s protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. In 2022, Solve introduced the Black & Brown Innovators in the US Program to identify proximate innovators working on racial equity across all our Global Challenges and help correct for a racist history that limits access to opportunity and capital.
With these programs, we aim to create a space for collaboration and dialogue among culturally diverse and equity-focused innovators, while building a community that learns from and supports these innovators as part of their own work on antiracism and decolonization.