The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiative to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues.
Who We Are
We are home to 80+ organizations who work on issues that affect communities. We strengthen nonprofits through fiscal sponsorship, shared services, program development, and capacity building. Together, we create futures for youth and improve life for young-adults. Together, we improve opportunities for low-income households, working-families, and community businesses.
What We Do
The problems we face are far too complex for one entity to solve on its own. By leveraging fiduciary, human resource, and legal stewardship, our business model provides stability and continuity to our nonprofits partners. The Power of Coalition means that, together, we can do what no one organization can do alone.
The UAC Story
In 1968, an historic partnership between business and community leaders took place, resulting in the formation of The Philadelphia Urban Coalition in 1969. Nicknamed “The Urb”, its purpose was to eliminate poverty, discrimination, and civic unrest, and to secure human and civil rights.
Through the 1980s, alliances grew with the founding of The Urban Affairs Partnership, an organization created to improve the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
In 1991, The Urban Affairs Partnership and the Philadelphia Urban Coalition merged to create the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC).
In 2010, the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition changed its name to the Urban Affairs Coalition.
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