Meet the Education & Economic Mobility Co-Lab’s Portfolio Organizations

The Co-Lab is a $56 million philanthropic fund supporting organizations that are working to close the opportunity gap in the United States by: (1) providing more equitable career pathways for marginalized young people, (2) supporting mental health to spur academic and professional success, and (3) equipping underserved families with social, educational, and professional support.

The United States is often heralded as the land of opportunity, where economic security and success can be achieved by anyone, irrespective of their race, gender, or family income. In reality, the United States displays some of the highest income and wealth inequality in the developed world, with divides falling sharply along race, gender, and class lines.

Fewer than 1 in 13 children born into poverty in the United States will go on to hold a high-income job in adulthood. For Black children born into poverty, the rates fall to just 1 in 40. COVID-19 exacerbated these grave inequities, and it’s against this backdrop that philanthropists in the ICONIQ Impact community came together to launch the Education & Economic Mobility Co-Lab.