Welcome to The Jackson Ward Collective®

Learn, Grow and Own in the Black Community

What is the Jackson Ward Collective®?

Jackson Ward Collective® is the flagship program of JWC Foundation. It is a membership based community of current and aspiring Black entrepreneurs in the Richmond region. The Jackson Ward Collective® is about not taking this entrepreneurial journey alone, about having support, guidance, resources and community to help  build, grow and sustain Black-owned businesses. Hear more about the mission of Jackson Ward Collective® from the founders:

What do you get as a member of Jackson Ward Collective®?

We recognize that joining Jackson Ward Collective® is an investment in you and your business, so it's important to understand what you get with that investment. Membership to Jackson Ward Collective® gives you access to the following:

  • Direct community with other Black entrepreneurs in the Richmond region. You connect directly through our private platform and private networking events.
  • Access to resources and guidance to help you meet your short and long-term business goals 
  • Funding opportunities and access to grant funding
  • Early access (and, where applicable, discounts) to events produced by the JWC Foundation
  • Black Ribbon Cutting ceremonies, with PR support, for brick & mortar location openings

Membership includes a 1 month free trial, which will give you the opportunity to explore Jackson Ward Collective® and see if it is the right fit for you.

Who should join?

Jackson Ward Collective® is open to current and aspiring Black entrepreneurs in all industries located in the Greater Richmond, Virginia region

If you are looking for community for Black entrepreneurs, and have launched your business, we may be a great fit for you. If you are looking for training on the basics of establishing a business, we encourage you to check out our 12 week entrepreneurship training program, JWC Community Business Academy.

I still have questions

We would be happy to answer your questions for you. Here are ways to get in touch with us: