The PAR Fund helps investors unlock the full range of investment opportunities by sourcing exceptional entrepreneurs found outside traditional venture networks. The nonprofit uses a proven approach to connect underrepresented founders and private capital networks. The approach improves the probability a founder builds a company with the exponential, long-term growth needed to propel upward economic mobility. The approach also allows philanthropic partners to catalyze a reduction in the racial equity gap. A group of Wall Street executives and seasoned entrepreneurs founded the nonprofit in 2019 to pay forward the opportunities others provided to them. Management instituted layers of controls to mitigate risk.