About us

The UNCOMMON FUND seeks uncommon solutions to common problems. That means we seek out extraordinary individuals and organizations with disruptive ideas.

Then we help them bring those ideas to reality with a combination of fiscal sponsorship (if necessary), technical assistance, and consulting. All FREE to the recipient.

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Cyrus Patten

The founder and chief strategist of the Uncommon Fund. Cyrus is a nonprofit scholar, policy wonk and reform advocate.

Who we are

We are a national team of experts in nonprofit management, policy, change processes, and more. Not everybody works on your project, but you may get help from any of these experts.

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Dr. Matthew MacNeil

How we work

We’ve helped numerous ideas gain traction. From youth yoga groups to annual civic engagement events, we love ideas. We really, really love ideas.

When we get involved, we immerse ourselves, throwing our full weight behind your concept. But we very carefully vet the ideas we involve ourselves in. If you’ve got a ground breaking idea that is realistic but revolutionary, doable but scaleable, get in touch with us.

We’d like to hear from you

Are you a thought leader? Social entrepreneur? Agent of change?
We can help you take a crazy idea through conceptualization, testing, and implementation.

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