About Us

The 501c3 nonprofit UPI Loan Fund is a division of Unified Progress International (UPI) Education and an American African-led Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). We play an important role in producing economic growth and development within low to moderate-income communities, especially for people of color within the United States.


Our History

UPI Education was incorporated in 2004 after developing a copy-written Life Skills Solutions(TM) curriculum, designed to provide students, parents, teachers and mentors with the tools to navigate life’s challenges and develop a purposeful life. After years of training hundreds of individuals we decided to take it to the next level, helping families, businesses, and communities in gaining access to affordable capital including personal and business loans. We look to transform capitalism into humanism.

Frank Crump


Frank Crump, is an international businessman having lived and worked in Asia for 20+ years, as a corporate Aerospace/Defense Director and Telecoms entrepreneur. He co-founded, as President and Chairman, a manufacturing company, which was named one of the Top 100 Black Businesses in America.  As the Founder of UPI Education and UPI Loan Fund, he maintains a passion for helping people.