Social Innovation Fund
Posted on Oct 12, 2012
The Social Innovation Fund is a Corporation for National and Community Service initiative that transforms lives by catalyzing broader impact of effective nonprofits. We've told its story in many ways, but sometimes a picture -- or in this case, a video -- is worth a thousand words.
Click below to take a look!
The video was produced by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, a coalition representing 400 grantmaking organizations dedicated to building strong and effective nonprofit organizations to tackle some of the nation's toughest challenges.
We hope you enjoy the video and share it with friends, colleagues, and community leaders who are interested in seeing nonprofit programs with evidence of results expand to reach more people and places across the country.
Visit the National Service Blog to read more stories about the work the Social Innovation Fund is doing across the nation.
Posted on Aug 15, 2012
This post originally appeared on the White House Blog on Aug., 7 2012.Arriving in the United States is just the start of the journey for refugees like Alaa, an engineer from Iraq. Unable to find a job, his first few months in America were a struggle, as he tried to cover his most basic needs. Alaa was eager for a job – any job – to become self-sufficient while he studied to resume work as an engineer in a new country.
Posted on Jul 31, 2012
I am thrilled to announce that the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) has selected four outstanding new grantees. These grantees will expand the impact of nonprofit programs with evidence of strong results by implementing exciting programs that will transform lives and communities.
Posted on Jul 26, 2012
This post originally appeared on the White House Blog on July 25, 2012.Sarah* had been living with HIV for 10 years when she discontinued her treatment. After witnessing a murder in her neighborhood, she was afraid to leave her house for care. She was isolated, suffering from post-traumatic stress, and had to cope without HIV treatment for more than three years.
Posted on Jul 11, 2012
This post originally appeared on the White House blog on July 11, 2012. Travis is a single father of two from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since 2008, Travis had bounced between part-time and temporary jobs. His wages had peaked at around $10 per hour, though he needed at least $12-$14 an hour to support his family. With limited interviewing and workforce experience, he didn't think he would ever find full-time work – let alone have a career.
Posted on Jul 6, 2012
This post originally appeared on the White House blog on June 5, 2012.
Posted on Jun 27, 2012
This post originally appeared on the White House blog on June 26, 2012.
Posted on Jun 21, 2012
This post originally appeared on the White House blog on June 21, 2012.
Posted on Jun 1, 2012
The Social Innovation Fund is excited to announce the applicants to the
Posted on Mar 23, 2012
The Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), a New York City-based Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant recipient, recently won Harvard Uni
Posted on Mar 6, 2012
More than a quarter of Colorado's third-graders are not reading at grade level, a concerning statistic as early childhood literacy is one of the most important predictors of school success and high school graduation. Stakeholders across diverse sectors including federal, state, and local governments, educators, nonprofits, business leaders, and foundations have teamed up to improving childhood literacy as a top priority for the state.