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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


Finance and community development are too often viewed as opposing forces


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


Few opportunities for students to explore the intersection of

for-profit and nonprofit worlds

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Our Solution

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


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

 Non-Profit Consulting

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


Our Goals

Manage a portfolio​

Use returns to

provide grants

Use metrics to evaluate and help non-profits

Learn by doing

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