UpSpring supports ENTREPRENEURS leading businesses, non-profits, foundations, community initiatives, and government entities. We work locally in the 50 states, on nationwide efforts in the U.S., with Native American Communities, and around the world.

Start-Ups

Meow Wolf | meowwolf.com Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe-based arts production collaborative that creates immersive, multi-media art experiences. UpSpring assisted to meet capital needs and contributed with business consulting for the opening of their new location. Total capital raised to date (7/16): more than $3 million.

 

 

 


seatotable2Sea to Table | sea2table.com For Sea to Table, a fish purveyor linking small-scale, sustainable fisheries to markets, UpSpring consultants prepared materials for debt and equity financing and developed a detailed approach to investors resulting in $1million in financing.

Nonprofit

BOHMChimera | www.chimerasantafe.org Meow Wolf’s non-profit education initiative fills a critical gap for youth education, offering innovative arts training and opportunities for kids from all backgrounds to develop job-ready digital skills. Chimera leverages the immense talent and expertise behind the House of Eternal Return to provide an unprecedented resource for arts education in New Mexico. Drew Tulchin serves as Treasurer of the Board.

 

 

 

BOHMBreath of My Heart | www.breathofmyheart.org For Breath of My Heart, a community-based midwifery practice in northern New Mexico, UpSpring performed an extensive feasibility study as part of a USDA rural business development program.

 

 

edf_logoEnvironmental Defense Fund | www.edf.org On a team, developed a regional plan with 20 partners for supporting environmentally sustainable economic opportunities for low-income populations. Collective efforts secured $5 million in funding for programs and implementation.

Community Building

Village of Questa | www.questa-nm.com Together with Petroglyphs on the Rio Grande, UpSpring developed an Economic Development Strategy for the Village of Questa in Northern New Mexico in response to the closure of the largest employer in the region.

 

 

 

 

SLTSpirit Lake Tribe | www.spiritlakenation.com Funded by EPA, with ICF & AOS Architects: consultants led economic development opportunities for recovery from repeated lake flooding.

 

 

 

 

Ohkay Owingeh Housing AuthorityOhkay Owingeh Housing Authority | www.oohahousing.org Expanding capacity of Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority to raise final $3 million in funds to rehabilitate houses in its historic plaza, the heart of the community.

International Development

vsointlVSO International | www.vsointernational.org For VSO International, UpSpring provided a comprehensive program evaluation covering 20 countries including field visits to Nigeria and Laos.

 

 

 

 

header_save_the_children_logoSave the Children | www.savethechildren.org UpSpring consultants have proudly contributed to engagements with Save the Children in Ethiopia, Indonesia, and seven other countries. Past work includes impact measurement for private sector engagement and extensive work with marginalized populations affected by war, disease and hunger.