The Student Impact Fund Collaborative officially formed in spring 2021. Its development was spearheaded by Neha Delal, then, the co-chief investment officer of Stanford GSB’s Impact Fund, the largest of the student-managed impact venture funds (SMIVF). She fielded numerous emails from students at Harvard, Wharton, and other schools wanting to start their own impact venture funds.
The collaborative now consists of SMIVFs at 15 schools. In the U.S., there’s Stanford GSB, Berkeley Haas, Harvard Business School, Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, Columbia Business School, Dartmouth Tuck, Duke’s Fuqua, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Chicago Booth, University of Michigan, Wharton School, and Yale School of Management.
International schools include Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, and London Business School.
During the 2020-2021 academic year, at least 409 students worked in SMIVFs including 287 MBA students, 68 other graduate students, and 54 undergraduates.