The Urban Philanthropic Fund fosters collaboration between the finance and nonprofit sectors by training the next generation of investment managers, nonprofit leaders, and philanthropists.
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
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
Helping nonprofits analyze efficacy of their efforts to better position them for large grants
Manage a portfolio
Use returns to
Use metrics to evaluate and help non-profits
Learn by doing