History

ABC Timeline

When Kat Bloomfield first entered the workforce, she realized that it wasn’t structured for people of color, especially women, to succeed. She understood if she wanted to be taken seriously in the nonprofit sector, she had to work with primarily white-led organizations in order to develop career capital.

01

2016

Kat receives her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University and founded Arts Business Collaborative

ABC partners with its first client with the Ron Brown Scholar Program

Secures $50K for the BeatRockers program including the $40K Camelback Fellowship and ABC’S first foundation grant

02

2017

Awarded a headline-making $2M for the Ron Brown Scholar Program

Secures $150K New York State Assembly Capital Grant for Bloomingdale School of Music

03

2018

ABC officially incorporates and establishes a board of directors

04

2019

Official launch party for ABC

ABC begins offering fiscal sponsorship to organizations, collectives, and artists of color

04

2020

ABC raises over $12M for 34 nonprofits & social enterprises

Conducts over 400 hours of COVID-19-related grant writing support, workshop, prep, & resource gathering for over 100 individual artists, small owners, and nonprofit groups