Blue Meridian Partners Investor Relations Social Impact Fellowship

Fellowship Description

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, long-term investment. We bring an innovative, investor mindset backed by a decades-long track record to the pursuit of upward economic mobility for individuals and communities. Core to our mission is addressing systemic inequities and the injustices they create. By pooling resources, our Partners can unlock substantial philanthropic capital and invest effectively and efficiently. 

Anchored by our carefully tested, performance-based investing approach, Blue Meridian makes strategic, long-term investments across multiple portfolios aimed at boosting economic mobility from cradle to career. We support both nationwide and place-based strategies in order to amplify impact across the country as well as within specific communities. We identify visionary social sector leaders who address key drivers of poverty – including youth unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, and engagement with the criminal justice system – and invest the flexible, upfront capital they need to dream bigger and exponentially expand their reach, influence, and impact.

We are constantly learning, exploring, and seeking out new collaborations in relentless pursuit of creating lasting impact at scale that can change the life trajectories of millions of young people and families in America. Blue Meridian is staffed by an experienced team of results-focused leaders and we welcome other mission-driven champions to join us.

Position Profile

Reporting to a Director in the Investor Relations team, the GradFUTURES Social Impact Fellow will develop written and visual content, support partner engagement strategies, and help project manage team workflows. The successful applicant will join a dynamic, collaborative, and mission-driven organization and contribute to strategies for partner engagement.

Primary Responsibilities[1]

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthesize complex content, data, and processes, and create compelling, high-quality presentation materials to be shared across internal and external audiences.
  • Develop written materials consistent with Blue Meridian Partners brand.
  • Project manage multiple projectstreams across teams to track progress toward key deliverables.
  • Assist in meeting preparation.
  • Assist with developing and streamlining operational processes and tools.
  • Undertake research as needed.
  • Assist with other projects across the Investor Relations team as needed.

[1] This position description is a guide to the primary duties and functions of the fellowship, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands, and environment conditions.  Position descriptions are reviewed and may be revised to meet the changing needs of Blue Meridian Partners at the sole discretion of management.


  • The GradFUTURES Social Impact Fellow must believe in Blue Meridian’s mission and values.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a professional and genial demeanor, and the ability to collaborate with people from different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Perspective from direct experience living in communities of color strongly preferred.   
  • Demonstrated analytical background with demonstrated skill at effective written communication and must possess the ability to translate complex ideas into relatable terms.
  • Excellent project management skills, strong attention to detail, ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Sound judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent computer skills with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to master new software quickly.
  • Comfort level operating independently and as part of a team via a remote structure, ability to participate in ongoing Zoom calls.

Your Host

Blue Meridian Partners Logo

Blue Meridian Partners seeks to transform the life trajectories of young people and families in poverty. We do this in two ways. First, we identify successful strategies for addressing social problems confronting young people and families in poverty and help scale them. Second, we unlock significant capital by providing philanthropists a way to pool resources to support scaling – often investing $100 million or more in each strategy. Our Partners work collaboratively – sharing the costs, risks and rewards of our efforts. We believe our performance-based investing approach – combined with our model of capital aggregation – has the potential to change the funding paradigm for solving problems in the social sector.

SIF Mentor

Matthew Krumholtz *15, ENG
Director, Communications & Investor Relations, Blue Meridian Partners
Founder & CEO, MK Impact LLC

Matthew leads partner engagement strategies and investor communications at Blue Meridian Partners, and he works cross-functionally to develop brand-building and thought leadership initiatives in support of Blue Meridian’s mission. Prior to Blue Meridian, Matthew worked with a range of mission-driven organizations across sectors, from digital media to financial services to higher education. He recently served as key architect of HuffPost’s philanthropic partnership model. In that role, he developed external engagement strategies and influence campaigns around issues of social and economic justice, including a collaborative learning and innovation platform focused on systems change. Matthew has also been a leader in re-imagining the public impact of the humanities.

Current & Former Blue Meridian Fellows

Lindsay Griffiths, GS, ENG
University Administrative Fellow
Social Impact Fellow
GradFUTURES Forum Speaker

"I am not daunted by the number of unknown paths my life could take professionally. Rather, I’m excited by the fruitful and fulfilling careers that I walk in and towards, and the many different skills I have been able to hone at Princeton in preparation. I so appreciate all the opportunities here to explore and learn."