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 year

Estimated Total Value

$3,854,000

Region

Global

Countries

Global

Commitment by

Fast Forward Fund

Partner(s)

Bard College, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Young Women Social Entrepreneurs, Teach For America, Echoing Green, Acumen, Fund for the City of New York, African Leadership Academy, Ashoka: Innovators For The Public, International Youth Foundation