Upstart Co-Lab (fiscal sponsor: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors) is a national collaboration of artists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs who are working together to bring impact investing to the creative economy, a broad term that encompasses small artisan businesses, affordable housing for artists, and cultural centers and heritage sites. As a think tank, field builder, and collaborator, Upstart Co-Lab has introduced a “Creativity Lens” to impact investing and has already connected more than $6 million in impact capital with creative economy opportunities in the last 3 years. Going forward, Upstart will continue its efforts to “make the market” for impact investing in the creative economy with like-minded families and foundations and will share learnings on this emerging sector with the field.
Recent grant history
|2019||General Support||$150,000 over 3 years|