Seed Stage

About Seed Stage

At UAC, we believe that if you want to do good in this world, you should be able to do it. Therefore we want to be able to provide you with a platform and set of services to do it while removing as many barriers as possible for you to create impact.

UAC created Seed Stage in 2016 to give Nonprofit Startups the ability to raise their first dollars, and give them the resources and support to launch their idea.

Some Seed Stage Facts:

  • Since 2016 over 20 Nonprofit Startups have completed the Seed Stage process and have gone on to raise over $500,000
  • UAC Seed Stage Leadership Profile: 53% Leaders of Color, compared to 19% Nonprofit Average and 63% Woman Leaders, compared to 45% Nonprofit Average
  • UAC's Seed Stage Program won the Social Innovation's 2019 1st place award for Race Equity and Social Justice Innovation
  • If you have an idea for a nonprofit start-up and you are interested in UAC's Seed Stage Program you can apply here or see below to apply to our First Seed Stage Cohort

Seed Stage Cohort

Welcome to UAC's first Seed Stage Accelerator Cohort sponsored by JPMorgan Chase!

UAC is looking for exciting and impactful ideas that we can help you develop and launch to make a real difference in Philadelphia. Three applicants will be selected to join the first Seed Stage Accelerator Cohort. Thanks to our sponsor those selected will have their startup fees and their administrative, insurance, and audit costs all waived for their first year, as well as additional coaching and support, valued at over $12,000. Meaning that 100% of every dollar you raise will go straight to launching your program.

The application is open until December 31, 2019.

For more details check out the Seed Stage Timeline

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tivoni Devor, Director of Growth, 215-851-1936 or via email

Seed Stage Cohort Application

Seed Stage Cohort Application

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Thank you for sharing your idea with us, the Seed Stage Cohort is a chance to create a brand-new nonprofit organization at the Urban Affairs Coalition. Take this short eligibility quiz to see if your idea qualifies for this exciting opportunity. 

Short Eligibility Quiz

Sorry that this opportunity is not a right fit, but we would still love to talk about what you want to do.

Feel free to reach out to UAC about your idea and we can still try to help you launch it

Tivoni Devor
Director of Growth and Engagement

Awesome! You are eligible to apply to join our Seed Stage Cohort!

Fill out the below application and good luck!