ALL WAYS UP helps first-generation and low-income youth get to AND through college. By providing scholarships, support for other non-profit organizations and an annual leadership summit, we are working to bridge the gap between ambition and opportunity to break the generational cycle of poverty.
Through financial assistance, mentoring and leadership programming, ALL WAYS UP empowers students with demonstrated drive, yet limited resources, to overcome life’s obstacles and transform dreams into reality. Support begins with guiding students successfully through college and continues with career preparation programs to ensure our scholars find meaningful employment upon graduation.
ALL WAYS UP provides grants to small, effective organizations that are aligned with our mission. Through a highly selective screening process, organizations are invited to become ALL WAYS UP community partners. Each year, a small number of grantees are invited to participate in a year-end crowdfunding campaign. ALL WAYS UP matches a portion of the funds raised.
ALL WAYS UP community partners are thoroughly researched and evaluated to ensure that all contributions achieve maximum impact. All of the Foundation’s overhead costs are covered by the founders, ensuring that 100% of all donations go directly to support ALL WAYS UP programs. Donors are invited to mentor ALL WAYS UP scholars.