BECOME A PARTNER

Join us as we build a better way for students to pay for higher education.

Our ISA program partners include institutions of higher education–both traditional colleges and career-oriented programs–as well as other organizations focused on helping students enroll in and graduate from postsecondary programs at a higher rate.

We structure programs with one of two partnership models: community based and single partner.

 
 

Community-based model

 
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Structure

We partner with one or more community-based organizations (CBOs) in a region—enabling their students to access ISA funding from BFF to meet educational costs, including living expenses.

Examples:

 
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Pathways

Together with our partners, we create a holistic pathway that combines financial and non-financial supports to give students the best chance of success.

 
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Scale: Capital for Impact orgs

Over time, we aim to build the costs of supports into the fund—creating a revenue stream and source of scale for partner CBOs. We design programs to harness impact investments and PRIs to bring this holistic pathway to every low-income student in these communities who can benefit. 

 
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Our Role

Within the community-based model, BFF designs programs that reflect to our mission and design principles. For these programs, BFF seeks philanthropic or impact ISA capital from mission-aligned investors and grant funding to cover the costs of program implementation.

 
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Single-Partner Model

 
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Structure

We partner with an organization that has a demonstrated mission to advance the economic mobility of low-income populations.

Example:

 
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Pathways

We build an equity-based ISA program for the partner to purposefully support its mission in serving as a high-quality pathway for low-income populations.

 
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Scale: Building ISAs into Institutional Models

We work with partners to incorporate ISAs into their business model, providing their students with a safe and accessible way to cover the costs of their services. This model offers the partner an avenue for sustainable growth and impact not achievable with philanthropy alone.

 
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Our Role

Within the single-partner model, BFF designs programs that reflect to our mission and design principles. For these programs, BFF depends on the partner to raise ISA capital and cover a portion of program-implementation costs.

 
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Scale Your Impact

Contact us if you are interested in extending your reach and scaling your impact through one of our partnership models. We are interested in collaborating with a variety of organizations that share our mission of creating opportunity and equity in education.