Support Upaya Social Ventures General Fund
Do you feel passionately about helping the poorest of the poor? If you believe in Upaya's mission and want to support our work, please give to the Upaya General Fund.
Gifts to the General Fund will help Upaya support activities such as entrepreneur selection for the LiftUP Project, knowledge sharing, and administration, and make funding and technical resources available for future LiftUP Project partners.
All too often, great business ideas with the potential to benefit the ultra poor "die on the vine" when community entrepreneurs lack access to the type of support that would allow them to launch their businesses. They need patient capital that can absorb longer time horizons, higher risk, and lower financial returns in exchange for desired social returns - attributes that make it impossible for traditional investors to structure the necessary financing.
For a new generation of entrepreneurs, Upaya is creating an ecosystem that supports smaller, more patient investments, and pairs those resources with support from experienced advisors will allow them to build businesses that can reach and engage the ultra poor.