The UP Fund

The UP Fund is a $40M pool of catalytic capital investing in 8-10 Career Impact Bonds (CIBs) to help low-income students secure good jobs in a changing economy. The CIB is a student-friendly income share agreement, which includes wraparound support services to help students graduate and pursue in-demand career pathways.

Designed for individuals who face barriers to employment, CIBs can help our country make an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic by upskilling and retraining displaced workers. The UP Fund offers a sustainable platform to scale CIBs to address this urgent need.


Leveraging recyclable impact capital

The UP Fund will deploy $40 million in catalytic capital to fund program costs, with repayment contingent upon the economic wellbeing of students.

Expanding access to in-demand sectors

The UP Fund supports Career Impact Bonds that enable people who face financial or educational barriers to build careers in recession-resistant sectors like IT, health care, skilled trades, and green energy.

Bridging opportunity and skill gaps

The UP Fund helps individuals upskill and achieve increased economic mobility while enabling businesses to find key talent.

UP Fund supporters include Blue Meridian Partners, Schmidt Futures, and others.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the UP Fund or reviewing the offering documents, contact Vice President Andrew Chen or Director Jake Edwards.

Social Finance UP Fund Website Notices

This Website displays information about the UP Fund, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “Fund”). Such information is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute an invitation, offer or solicitation to buy interests in the Fund. Any offering of Interests in the Fund only will be made to “accredited investors” as defined in Regulation D under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to a confidential private offering memorandum, the Fund’s agreement of limited partnership and a subscription agreement which may be furnished to qualified investors on a confidential basis.

All information is provided for informational purpose only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, investment advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or otherwise transact in any security or investment, including, but not limited to interests in the Fund or CIBs.

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