Fantasy stock-picking contests. All for charity.

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Invested in Giving

Portfolios with Purpose hosts fantasy stock-picking contests that merge the thrill of investing with the joy of giving. Our platform unites a global community of philanthropists who compete to win big money for the charities of their choosing. 

We are proud to have 100% of all entry and trading fees go directly to charity. 

100% of all entry and trading fees go to winning players' charities. Learn more about charities.

100% of all entry and trading fees go to winning players' charities. Learn more about charities.

Join a contest and create your $1MM fantasy stock portfolio. Learn more about contest rules.

Join a contest and create your $1MM fantasy stock portfolio. Learn more about contest rules.

Manage your portfolio. Top three portfolios win it all for their charities. Click to see past winners.

Manage your portfolio. Top three portfolios win it all for their charities. Click to see past winners.

Select Your Contest

Whether you're new to investing or a seasoned professional, we've got a contest for you. We host multiple challenges throughout the year, allowing us to group together players with similar skill levels.

 

classic contest The flagship competition. Begins in January and runs for one year. Compete as novice ($100), professional ($1,000), or master (invite-only). Learn more.

classic contest

The flagship competition. Begins in January and runs for one year. Compete as novice ($100), professional ($1,000), or master (invite-only). Learn more.

custom contest Start your own competition, set the time frame and the contribution amount. Challenge your friends and colleagues. These are great for team building.  Learn more.

custom contest

Start your own competition, set the time frame and the contribution amount. Challenge your friends and colleagues. These are great for team building.  Learn more.

student contest PwP is a great way for high school and college students to learn about investing and philanthropy. Sponsored by Citi. Learn more.

student contest

PwP is a great way for high school and college students to learn about investing and philanthropy. Sponsored by Citi. Learn more.

Get a Classic Nudge

We get it. You want to play in our annual Classic contest, but January is so far away. How will you remember? Sign up for a nudge and we'll remind you when registration opens.

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A Founding Vision

 

Dear friends,

When I first dreamed of Portfolios with Purpose, I imagined collecting raindrops in a bucket. One raindrop is barely seen. Dozens make a tiny puddle. Hundreds and then thousands upon thousands of raindrops will fill the bucket. Pouring this water over a garden nurtures and nourishes seeds that grow into amazing things.

For me, it all began in Africa. I was volunteering for an organization called Light in Africa that runs a children’s home in Tanzania. They needed money to keep going, just a few hundred dollars a month. Sure, anyone would give a little, but I wanted a way to make giving sustainable. On my flight home, it clicked. I’d turn giving into a game that appeals to the highly competitive nature of my friends in finance. I’d ask each person to play on behalf of their own causes. Most importantly, I’d make it scalable, something that will continue to grow and multiply. Like raindrops, one wasn’t enough. I wanted buckets.

Once home, I reached out to everyone I knew and even some I didn’t. The first PwP contest ran in 2012 and the winner chose Light in Africa as the beneficiary, a poignant act for which I am deeply grateful. The charity that inspired PwP is still running and fully funded today thanks to the 100 inaugural players of this first contest.

 

Since then, I’ve learned so much more about the generosity and goodness within the finance industry. Many selfless people are discreetly giving untold amounts - they are participating in building a better world and asking for nothing in return. I believe these stories need to be shared. You, my friends, lead the way. Your actions shine a positive light on the industry and you are teaching by example. This is why PwP aims to inspire future generations through education - to ensure progress continues long after we are all gone.

This letter is my unwavering declaration to dedicate myself to building PwP into its greatest potential.  With your help we have come so far, but there is more to be done.  

Please spread the word. Talk about PwP. Tell everyone. We are each a tiny raindrop. The more raindrops the greater the impact. By multiplying our numbers, PwP has the potential to nurture massive world-changing results.

With love and ambition,

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Stacey Duran
Founder, Portfolios with Purpose

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Meet the Masters

We are honored to host the world's leading investors and entrepreneurs in our invitation-only Master Class competition. These philanthropists are truly a shining example of generosity. Each Master Class player invests a $10,000 (minimum) each year, and many choose to give more. If you know someone who should join this elite group, let us know.

Over the years, we've been fortunate to host these Master Class investors. Their generosity sets an example for us all (thank you).

 
 
 
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Bill Ackman
Founder, Pershing Square
Playing for: Human Rights Watch

 

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Lee Ainslie
Founder, Maverick Capital
Playing for: Robin Hood Foundation

 

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Kyle Bass
Founder, Hayman Capital Mgmt
Playing for: Troops First Foundation
[ 2014 Winner — 2nd place ]

 

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John Burbank
Founder, Passport Capital
Playing for: MiracleFeet

 

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Clint Carlson
Founder, Carlson Capital
Playing for: North Texas Food Bank

 

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Leon Cooperman
CEO, Omega Advisors
Playing for: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

 

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Jamie Dinan
CEO, York Capital Mgmt
Playing for: Museum of the City of New York
[ 2015 Winner — 3rd place ]
[ 2014 Winner — 1st place ]
[ 2013 Winner — 2nd place ]

 

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David Einhorn
President, Greenlight Capital
Playing for: Not in Our Town, and Convergence, Center for Policy Resolution
[ 2016 Winner — 2nd place ]

 

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Andrew Feldstein
Co-Founder, BlueMountain Capital Mgmt
Playing for: Blythedale Children's Hospital

 

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Karen Finerman
Co-Founder, Metropolitan Capital Advisors
Playing for: Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

 

 

Mario Gabelli
CEO, Gabelli Asset Management Company Investor
Playing for: Immaculate Conception School

 

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Joel Greenblatt
Managing Principal, Gotham Asset Mgmt
Playing for: Success Academy

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Lee Hobson
Founder, Highside Capital Mgmt
Playing for: Teach for America

 

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Jason Karp
CEO, Tourbillon Capital Partners
Playing for: Good+

 

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Akiva Katz
Managing Partner, Bow Street Capital
Playing for: Project Ore

 

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Steve Ketchum
Founder, Sound Point Capital
Playing for: NY Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund

 

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Mark Kingdon
Founder, Kingdon Capital Management
Playing for: Harlem Children's Zone

 

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Matthew Knauer
Co-Founder, Nokota Management
Playing for: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

 

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Steve Kuhn
Co-Head Fixed Income Trading, Pine River Capital
Playing for: Robin Hood Foundation

 

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Marc Lasry
Co-Founder, Avenue Capital
Playing for: Clinton Foundation

 

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Dan Loeb
Founder, Third Point
Playing for: Success Academy

 

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John Lykouretzos
Founder & CIO, Hoplite Capital Management
Playing for: Imentor

 

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Keith Meister
CIO, Corvex Management
Playing for: Mount Sinai Parenting Center

 

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Bill Miller
CIO, Legg Mason Capital Mgmt
Playing for: The Santa Fe Institute

 

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Andy Nahas
Founder, The Prospect Fund
Playing for: Human Rights Watch
[ 2016 Winner — 2nd place ] 
[
 2013 Winner (Pro) — 1st place]

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Richard Pzena
CEO, Pzena Investment Mgmt
Playing for: ECLC of New Jersey
[ 2013 Winner — 3rd place ]

 

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Rick Rieder
CIO Fundamental Fixed Income, BlackRock
Playing for: Graduation Generation, Emory University

 

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Larry Robbins
Founder, Glenview Capital
Playing for: Zearn

 

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Barry Rosenstein
Partner, JANA Partners
Playing for: Children's Aid Society

 

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Jonathan Rosenthal
Co-Founder and Chairman, Saybrook Capital
Playing for: Polar Bear International 

 

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Oscar Schafer
Chairman, Rivulet Capital
Playing for: New York Common Pantry
[ 2014 Winner — 3rd place ]

 

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Jeremy Schiffman
Managing Partner, Palestra Capital Management
Playing for: Sanctuary for Families

 

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Douglas Silverman
Managing Partner, Senator Investment Group
Playing for: The Jericho Project
[ 2013 Winner — 1st place ]

 

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David Tepper
Founder, Appaloosa Mgmt
Playing for: Portfolios with Purpose

 

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Matthew Turk
Playing for: Feeding America SanDiego

 

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Reid Walker
Fmr Founder, Walker Smith Capital
Playing for: Lemonade Day
[ 2016 Winner — 3rd place ] 

 

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Andrew Wellington
Co-Founder, Lyrical Asset Mgmt
Playing for: Task Force Dagger

 

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Mark Yusko
Founder, Morgan Creek Capital Mgmt
Playing for: Meals on Wheels
[ 2016 Winner — 1st place ]

 
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