Transforming the life trajectories of young people and families trapped in poverty.

Why We Do This Work

A Pioneering Philanthropic Model

Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to the problems that limit economic mobility and trap America’s young people and families in poverty. We know solutions exist, but even the most promising strategies cannot reach far enough, fast enough without significant resources. Hence, we partner with philanthropists and social sector leaders to target drivers of poverty from cradle to career.

We operate with an investor mindset but measure success in terms of social impact rather than financial return. In practice, this means we view our grants as “investments.” Blue Meridian investments include flexible capital, operational support, and collaborative strategic planning – such as identifying milestones that measure success. Core to our mission is addressing systemic racial inequities and the injustices they create.

We remain nimble and responsive to evolving challenges and are constantly exploring new collaborations that can help us achieve our mission. Ultimately, we seek to scale the most promising solutions in order to change the life trajectories of millions of young people and families now and create better opportunities for generations to come.

5 Investment Portfolios

Over $3 Billion pooled to date

Over $150 Million for COVID-19 emergency relief

Our Portfolios

Blue Meridian is dedicated to scaling the reach, impact, and influence of promising solutions to the problems that trap young people and families in poverty. Anchored by our carefully tested, performance-based investing approach, Blue Meridian Partners makes strategic, multi-year investments designed to open pathways to economic opportunity and equity. Currently, Blue Meridian is adapting its strategy across five portfolios, which together support the comprehensive approaches that will be required to foster an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 Response

Blue Meridian is taking a multipronged approach to tackling the crisis in the US. We are supporting the immediate needs of young people and families in poverty, while building a strategic response for an equitable long-term recovery.

Meeting Scale with Scale

Bringing together philanthropists and social sector leaders, Blue Meridian seeks to scale solutions to the problems facing young people and families in poverty in the US.

Our Partners

Blue Meridian Partners brings together results-oriented philanthropists - both individual and institutional - united in the shared belief that we must disrupt the social sector marketplace to get significant capital flowing to the most promising solutions.

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About Us

Blue Meridian's leaders and staff bring vision, rigor, and a shared commitment to increasing economic mobility for young people and families trapped in poverty in the US.

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