About UpPrize

UpPrize is helping southwestern Pennsylvania nonprofit, for-profit and social entrepreneurs create positive social returns with purpose-driven innovation.

The Challenge

UpPrize is a social innovation challenge that creates cross-sector partnerships to solve some of our community’s most pressing problems. Through in-depth research, we identify areas in which innovation is heavily needed and then extend an open call to the community for solutions. The competition is staged to help ideas and solutions that started in an existing innovation ecosystem develop to their highest potential. The most promising applicants receive grants and/or investments to advance their ideas. We invite nonprofits, start-ups, established firms, students and government agencies to apply. UpPrize was created through a unique partnership between BNY Mellon, the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and The Forbes Funds.

UpPrize Founding Partners

The Forbes Funds

The Forbes Funds builds the management capacity and impact of community-based nonprofits individually and collectively. A supporting organization of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Forbes Funds has more than 30 years of experience in providing technical assistance, training, and leadership to advance a more effective and sustainable nonprofit sector. Additional information is available at forbesfunds.org or by following on Twitter @theforbesfunds.

BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Dec. 31, 2017, BNY Mellon had $33.3 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.9 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

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