Council of Urban Professionals

New York, NY

Amount granted: $50,000

Grant year: 2020

Grant category: Education


To support The CUP Fellows Program, a yearlong transformative leadership development training program for early-to-mid career professionals of color across sectors who are deeply committed to supporting their communities through impactful contributions to the nonprofit and public sectors.

The Council of Urban Professionals’ (CUP) mission is to inspire, elevate, and empower the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders. Now in its 13th year, CUP supports the career progression of professional women and people of color in New York and Los Angeles by: 1) delivering compelling skill-building programs focused on accelerating careers and enhancing visibility, and 2) curating groups of top diverse professionals for impactful conversations and networking opportunities that result in community building, thought leadership, business development and a platform for recognizing diverse talent and inspiring service.