Community is in WeWork’s DNA—it’s where innovation and progress start. During this difficult time, coming together in support of each other is more important than ever. That’s why WeWork is committing itself to make sure that entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits, from all backgrounds, are empowered to succeed and do their best work.
Supporting black-owned businesses
Starting and maintaining a business is hard enough, but Black entrepreneurs can face additional challenges, biases, and obstacles. Although racism and inequality won’t end overnight, we’ve taken steps to help foster progress by directing $2 million in business grants for Black-owned WeWork member businesses in the U.S.
We launched the WeWork for Good initiative to donate office space to government agencies and nonprofit organizations working on COVID relief. Over the course of this initiative, we donated more than 2,000 desks to 144 members. These members include Cooper/Smith, who is working with the U.N. and the Gates Foundation on COVID relief in Africa, and FareShare UK, the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste.