Committed to Empowering
San Francisco’s Underserved Communities

 
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ABOUT SFEG

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.

OUR VALUES

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.

Social Enterprise
Lasting change comes from ownership. Social enterprises reinvest their profits into their communities, empowering people to improve their own lives on their terms.

Unity
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.”

 
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Who We Are

24+ Verified Equity Applicants are the core of SFEG and represent 9 different SF Neighborhoods.

Cindy De La Vega

Joseph Kaulave

John Nauer, Jr.

Rudy Corpus, Jr.

Shawn M Richards

Gaynor Siataga

Kim D’Andre Mitchell, Jr.

Mitchell Salazar

Mitchell N. Salazar

Rafael Losno

Charles L. Tatum II

Isidro Idencio

Kim Mitchell

Ramses Barrios

Salva Villalobos

Mario Tu‘ua

Shelly Tatum

Kemari Mitchell

Justin Pasene

Omar Flenoid

Kiki Delmar Solomona

Mariah Sapp

Lyana Parker

Maurice Tatum


 

Leadership

Representing a wide-array of districts, our members have been serving our communities for decades.

 
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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.

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SHELLY TATUM

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.

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KIM MITCHELL

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.

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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.

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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.

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MITCHELL SALAZAR

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.


 

Strategic Advisors

SFEG advisors providing guidance and direction to Equity Applicants.

 
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ALEX FABIAN

Alexander Fabian is a social equity entrepreneur working to re-invest in San Francisco's most needful neighborhoods via the cannabis industry.

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DWAYNE JONES

Dwayne Jones is a San Francisco Bay Area based entrepreneur and social enterprise leader who has specialized in community development for decades.

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SUZY JONES

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.

 
 
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ZACHARY KNOX

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.

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JOE REISS

Joseph Reiss is a San Francisco native and social enterprise entrepreneur with companies in cannabis, finance, and digital identity.

 

Community Organizations

Our members also serve at the following community organizations.

BROTHERS
AGAINST GUNS

(24 years active)

T.U.R.F.

Together United
Recommitted Forever
(24 years active)

UNITED
PLAYAZ

(25 years active)

S.V.I.P.

Street Violence
Intervention Program
(6 years active)


FROM THE BLOG

News, opinion, and calls to action from the frontlines of the equity movement.

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