Commitment to Action

Youth Investing in Youth for Global Change

Commitment by

Fast Forward Fund

In 2009, Fast Forward Fund (fff) committed to launching a social venture fund to transform young people into social investors. Fast Forward Fund will encourage emerging social investors to engage with fff philanthropic portfolios which feature youth-led social innovations that address global challenges. Fast Forward Fund provides hands-on training and skill building to the social investors and the entrepreneurs, as well as access to a network of young professionals. Fast Forward Fund plans to pilot training workshops at five investor hubs, launch an online presence to attract 1,000 youth philanthropists, and develop a webinar training with Teach for America's Social Entrepreneurship Institute.

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Commitment

Youth Investing in Youth for Global Change

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Global

Countries

Global

Commitment by

Fast Forward Fund

Partner(s)

Bard College, Acumen Fund, Inc, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Young Women Social Entrepreneurs, Teach for America, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, International Youth Foundation, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Echoing Green, Fund for the City of New York, African Leadership Academy, Transformative Action Institute, Sparkseed