Recognizing the opportunity for the new cannabis economy to create prosperity for the people we serve, we formed the San Francisco Equity Group (SFEG) to maximize the opportunity for the broadest group of Equity Applicants across the city.
Our strategy focuses on developing a portfolio of assets for Equity Applicants in San Francisco, under the flag of a community centered brand, that is owned by a distributed group of Equity Applicants and scales to cities across the country.
In the spirit of San Francisco’s history as a global leader in civil rights activism, SFEG's goal is to design a social equity blueprint for communities across the country to secure ownership in an industry poised to create billions of dollars of wealth over the next 30 years.
A Level Playing Field
The War on Drugs has targeted and devastated communities of color. SFEG supports Equity Programs to right those wrongs through economic empowerment in the cannabis economy.
Lasting change comes from ownership. Social enterprises reinvest their profits into their communities, empowering people to improve their own lives on their terms.
We recognize that we must face challenges together and work in unity to create meaningful change.
We are a revolutionary cannabis organization dedicated to changing lives by creating equitable economic opportunities for communities affected by the “War on Drugs.”
Who We Are
24+ Verified Equity Applicants are the core of SFEG and represent 9 different SF Neighborhoods.
Cindy De La Vega
John Nauer, Jr.
Rudy Corpus, Jr.
Shawn M Richards
Kim D’Andre Mitchell, Jr.
Mitchell N. Salazar
Charles L. Tatum II
Kiki Delmar Solomona
Representing a wide-array of districts, our members have been serving our communities for decades.
SHAWN M. RICHARD
Shawn M. Richard is a San Francisco native and Balboa High School graduate who is now a small business owner and Executive Director of the violence prevention non-profit Brothers Against Guns.
Shelly Tatum is a San Francisco events producer and community advocate focused on developing and improving relationships between the city and the public and is a member of the non-profit TURF.
Kim Mitchell is an advocate and organizer in the Visitacion Valley (Sunnydale) community who founded the non-profit TURF, where he served as the Executive Director for over 20 years.
JOHN NAUER, JR.
John Nauer, Jr. has lead employment and violence prevention initiatives for over 25 years, most recently with the San Francisco Violence Intervention Program, and is focused on organizing the API community.
RUDY CORPUZ, JR.
Rudy Corpuz, Jr. is the Founder and Executive Director of United Playaz, a San Francisco based violence prevention and leadership development organization.
Mitchell Salazar has served as a community organizer and Executive Director in San Francisco for nearly four decades. He is also an active member of TURF and United Playaz.
SFEG advisors providing guidance and direction to Equity Applicants.
Alexander Fabian is a social equity entrepreneur working to re-invest in San Francisco's most needful neighborhoods via the cannabis industry.
Dwayne Jones is a San Francisco Bay Area based entrepreneur and social enterprise leader who has specialized in community development for decades.
Suzy Jones is a San Francisco native with 29 years of biotech experience. She is Founder and Managing Partner of a life science advisory firm and is a social impact investor and advisor.
Zach Knox is a business and tax attorney with over a decade of experience representing and advising cannabis firms. Mr. Knox is also is currently the Vice-Chair of the City of Oakland’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission.
Joseph Reiss is a San Francisco native and social enterprise entrepreneur with companies in cannabis, finance, and digital identity.