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Federal Agency Announces $6.1 Million to Support Pay for Success Pipeline

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (All day)
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, today announced the winners of its second Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success grant competition. More than $6.1 million in investments will advance and evaluate emerging models that align payment for social services with verified social outcomes.

National Service Agency Announces More than $11 Million in My Brother’s Keeper Commitments

Friday, April 22, 2016 (All day)
As part of today’s release of the My Brother’s Keeper 2016 Progress Report, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced new commitments that will help meet the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) milestones. More than $11 million in new programming includes new AmeriCorps VISTA programs with the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Social Innovation Fund grants through the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Youthprise.

National Service Agency Selects Local Organizations to Develop Pay for Success Projects

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (All day)
The Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) today announced 27 subgrantee organizations selected to receive technical assistance services through its Pay for Success (PFS) grant program. The funding will advance and evaluate innovative PFS projects in fields ranging from early childhood interventions to chronic homelessness.

Federal Program Marks Fifth Anniversary; Announces $51.8 Million in Investments to Grow Community Solutions That Work

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (All day)
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an investment of $33.7 million in seven of the nation’s leading grantmakers. The investments, which were announced at the live-streamed opening plenary of the SIF’s Annual Grantee Convening, will help grow innovative, evidence-based organizations that work on youth development, economic opportunity, and healthy futures. $18.1 million in continuation funding was also announced for existing grantees to sustain program growth.

Poverty and Opportunity: Begin with Facts

The Obama administration is now in the fifth year of a program, known as the Social Innovation Fund, to use the private sector to identify successful local organizations that attack social problems such as teen pregnancy, delinquency, school dropout, and low school achievement, and, combining federal resources with local and foundation matching funds, to expand these successful local programs.

Jobs program aids Fortune 500 and underprivileged youth

Last night’s “60 Minutes” profiled Year Up--a subgrantee of the Social Innovation Fund. The report includes inspiring examples of how Year Up prepares youth for the workforce.

Vermont’s Social Sector Focus on Results Will Lead to Social Innovation

Our plan attracted a major federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service [and the] Social Innovation Fund and forward-looking investment from our partners. Together, we were able to work on both the population and program levels to leverage the success of pioneers to create a platform for accountability and social innovation.

Innovation to Impact: Obama’s Social Innovation Fund at Four

Nearly five years after President Obama announced the creation of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) in a ceremony at the White House, the program has achieved amazing progress. Its portfolio includes more than a half billion dollars of cross-sector investments in effective community solutions. Many already show promising early results. Nonprofits are establishing new connections and building capacity that will benefit the entire social sector and the country. And the SIF is accomplishing this in a way that demonstrates the importance of combining innovation, evaluation, and scale to accelerate the pace of change.


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