How and Why We Started:

The 400 Foundation was birthed in February 2019 as a historical response to the 400th Anniversary of Slavery in North America and a biblical response to the Exodus liberation story after 400 years of oppression. The plan was to learn from and embrace African Americans’ 400 years of experience in North America. Second, mobilize the community’s growing outcry for change. Third, channel that energy to move our communities FORWARD in 2020.

The leadership team is made up of decades of religious leadership; Harvard, Yale, Historically Black Institutions, doctoral and legal degrees; executive level real estate and political resumes; extensive business development; and consultant experience. The list of supporting leaders represents over...

Our Plan

IncreaseIncomes

In October 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor released a report that there are 7.18 million jobs that can’t be filled. This is compounded by an aging population exiting the labor force. The 400 Plan is to identify key growth sectors that provide opportunity but lack access to a skilled workforce to fill open positions. Through private and public partnerships, our goal is channel funding into advanced skill training opportunities and create industry partnerships to employ the new skill force.

IncreaseWealth

The Economic Policy Institute and Prosperity Now released a 2017 report that by 2053 the projected Median Black Household Wealth will drop to $0. The 400 Plan is to facilitate wealth creation through business development, real estate development, and homeownership. By forging public and private partnerships that foster wealth creation in the black community with supportive legislation, we will ensure that wealth is not lost, but created going FORWARD from 400.

LegislativeAlignment

The faith and black community has always been a base, but largely untapped voting bloc. By registering voters, organizing the faith community, and engaging our legislative leaders, we aim to support the FORWARD advancement of an economic focused agenda for the black community.

400 Foundation Leadership:

The leadership team is made up of decades of religious leadership, Harvard, Yale, HBCU and doctoral degrees, executive level real estate and political resumes, extensive business development and consultant experience. The list of supporting clergy and leaders expands across 500 houses of worship throughout the State of New York. The founding leadership includes:

REV. JOSEPH HOLLAND, Esq.Executive Director | Elder, Bethel Gospel Assembly, Harlem

“We have the opportunity to right the wrongs of the past by passing legislation that removes the barriers and loosens the grip that individuals have had on the development and construction industry.”

REV. REGINALD BACHUSChairman of the Board and President - Associate Pastor | Abyssinian Baptist Church, Harlem

“We will build stronger foundations for all communities of color in New York City.”

REV. CLINTON MILLERCo-Founder and Vice President - Pastor | Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn

“Upon this rock, our moral movement will deliver the good jobs and economic opportunities that have been denied to our brothers and sisters for far too long.”

REV. DR. KAHLI C. MOOTOOCo-Founder and Vice President - Pastor | The Historic Emanuel AME Church, Harlem

Our Accomplishments

Prevailing Wage, 15A Bill, Data Disclosure Bill Advocacy Success
Built Recognized Brand in 6 Months
Over 400 Houses of Worship Mobilized