Higher Purpose Co mission is to build community wealth with Black residents in Mississippi by supporting the ownership of financial, cultural, and political power. Our theory of change is anchored by an integrated model: asset building, narrative change, and advocacy.
Solutions-based organizing and community wealth building amplify our theory of change to unapologetically tackle generational poverty, structured inequality, and institutionalized racism in the state of Mississippi
Higher Purpose Co (HPC). is a 501c3 economic justice nonprofit based in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
HPC provides education, access to capital, and support services to Black entrepreneurs.
HPC narrative change efforts focuses on publishing articles, documenting oral history, and producing positive storytelling content.
HPC advocates for better economic justice policies to improve the quality of life for Black residents by implementing digital organizing, community based research, and policy education.
Since 2016, HPC has provided entrepreneurship and community education to over 700 residents, created/expanded 15 businesses, and have helped financial institutions deploy almost $51,000 in affordable capital. HPC is currently providing business support to over 50 Black entrepreneurs across Mississippi. Majority of HPC members identify as Black women.
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Higher Purpose Co Receives $380,000 Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Support Black Businesses Across MississippiJuly 24, 2020
Meet Five Black-Owned Businesses in Mississippi Supported by Higher Purpose Co’s Black Business Relief FundJuly 22, 2020
Higher Purpose Co Brings Broadway Musical Selma: The Untold Stories to Clarksdale, MSJuly 1, 2020
Theodore & LaTanthony Strong
Ryne S. Gipson, Sr.
Constance Brown, Esq.
Business Funding & Advising Coordinator
Membership and Operations Coordinator
Dr. Sondra Collins
Senior Economist - University Research Center Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Vice President Community Outreach & Mortgage Resource Officer - Renasant Bank
Dr. Temika Simmons
Director of the Local Government Leadership Institute
CEO of Student Athletes Unite
DeWayne Hopson, Jr.
Attorney at Hopson Law Firm
Build community wealth with Black residents in Mississippi by supporting the ownership of financial, cultural, and political power
We build community wealth by focusing on business development, strategic real estate investing, and social enterprise initiatives.
Integrity • Equity • Teamwork
Innovation • Growth
We are incredibly proud to partner and support the work of Higher Purpose for a number of reasons. What we thought was really powerful was not just Tim’s leadership, but it’s really important to support a young black-led organization who is doing this work.
Mekaelia Davis, Program Director Inclusive Economies
I learned of Higher Purpose Co from Facebook. I saw that a few of my friends were attending some of their events. I love that they help entrepreneurs get the tools and resources they need to have a successful business.
A part of Higher Purpose Co’s mission is to empower, even create business people, primarily younger people, minority and rural people. Those are populations that are left out of the economic environment, and reaching out to those groups and helping them be successful business people is really important and that is why I support Higher Purpose.
P.O. Box 2148 • Clarksdale, MS 38614