Bikkurim, Joshua Venture Group, PresenTense and Upstart Bay Area provide capacity building support to startups and emerging leaders serving the Jewish community. The organizations realized that there was a lot of overlap among their programs and funders, which created confusion for their clients and competition for funding. In order to better serve their community, the organizations engaged a consultant to help them explore a merger, and in October 2016, all four organizations announced their intention to merge to form Upstart. A grant from The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration funded a portion of the costs of the merger.
Grant Amount: $4,000
Year Granted: 2017
Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years
Location: CA - California
Grantee Website: UpStart