UP's initial Search identified and supported compelling initiatives that had the potential to scale their impact using a finite of philanthropic capital. Each of our awardees represents a different hypothesis about how to create sustainable social change. We received nearly 1,000 submissions over the lifetime of the search, representing a diverse array of sectors, strategies, geographies, and stages of development. We evaluated submissions from numerous perspectives, especially their potential breadth and depth of impact, plausible pathway to scale, absence of alternative funding, and the ability of a committed team to implement the idea.
UP continues to work with several of our awardees that are still implementing, in addition to engaging with past awardees to respond to catalytic opportunities for follow-on investment as they arise.
We are pleased to have supported the outstanding initiatives below:
Enabling School-Family Engagement Through a Multilingual Communication Platform