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The Urban Philanthropic Fund fosters collaboration between the finance and nonprofit sectors by training the next generation of investment managers, nonprofit leaders, and philanthropists.

The Problem

 1 

Finance and community development are too often viewed as opposing forces

2

Small nonprofits lack the capacity to assess the outcomes of their initiatives.

3

Few opportunities for students to explore the intersection of

for-profit and nonprofit worlds

 

Our Solution

The UP Fund bridges investment and community service unlike any other student organization using a two-pronged approach:

  Investment  

Managing an investment portfolio and using our returns to provide grants to nonprofits

  Non-Profits & Grants  

Helping nonprofits analyze efficacy of their efforts to better position them for large grants

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Our Goals

Manage a portfolio​

Use returns to

provide grants

Use metrics to evaluate and help non-profits

Learn by doing