City Spotlight


Atlanta, dubbed the City Too Busy to Hate during the turbulent 1960s, has emerged as a financial powerhouse and technology hub, but the growth and innovation for which it is synonymous has been unevenly spread across the region. For all its potential, Atlanta is the number one city for income equality in America. A person born into poverty here has little chance of escaping it. That needs to change.

As part of Mastercard’s $500 million In Solidarity commitment to support growth and opportunity for Black communities across America, we are working with local leaders to advance digital access to city programs, launch new financial tools and services to serve the specific needs of communities of color, and expand access to capital and resources for Black-owned businesses.

With its engaged leadership, longstanding commitment to social justice and legacy of Black entrepreneurship, Atlanta has all the ingredients in place to build a digital economy that works for everyone equally.  


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Elevating Atlanta’s Black entrepreneurs takes a ‘Village’


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Mastercard furthers support for Black women entrepreneurs with multi-million dollar investment in Fearless Fund


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Greenwood and Mastercard partner for the Greenwood Debit Card


Event Recap

In Solidarity with Atlanta

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Work and Wealth In Black America

A virtual event hosted by Mastercard and Blavity explored ways to confront a financial system that has systemically disadvantaged and excluded Black communities and has exacerbated the racial wealth and opportunity gap in Atlanta. 



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Learn how Mastercard is collaborating with leaders across these cities to help close the racial wealth and opportunity gap

New York City 

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St. Louis

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Solidarity in action

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