Our Vision

A country free from the social and economic barriers to opportunities that have been perpetuated by a history of systemic and institutionalized racism.

Our Story

FUSE is a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing the capacity of local governments to engage communities, advance racial equity, and work more effectively for everyone. We believe, as communities adapt to constantly evolving challenges, that economic advancement and narrowing racial disparities is not only possible, but achievable.

FUSE was founded in 2011 by a group of leaders from the public, private, and social sectors. They designed an executive fellowship-based model to accelerate community-based problem-solving. Our focus is on the following six issue areas:

Sparked in 2011, the FUSE model continues helping local government solve their most pressing challenges.

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Learn more about what we do, what we’ve done, how our model works, and why.