Report: Jewish Innovator Payroll Relief Fund

UpStart is committed to ensuring that the Jewish future advances along the pre-COVID-19 trajectory of creativity, expansion, inclusion, and relevancy…with even greater urgency and determination.

Recognizing the potentially dire implications of COVID-19 on this sector, UpStart took swift action and immediately launched a series of interventions. We built out operational support and created the Jewish Innovator Payroll Relief Fund to provide up to $25,000 of payroll and benefits to the organizations in UpStart’s network of over 100 ventures. We raised almost $800,000, distributing grants to 32 ventures, and providing a lifeline for these leaders to weather the emergent moment and strategically plan for the future.

Explore the impact and breadth of this work through the report.


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Our purpose is to enable entrepreneurs to bring bold Jewish ideas to light. We help them reach Up to people in new ways that are meaningful, more inclusive, and create a brighter future for our Jewish community and the world we share.

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