Social Innovation Fund

Cover Page of 2010-12 SIF Investment Report

Social Innovation Fund Investment Report

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service that awards grants to identify, validate, and grow promising approaches to challenges facing local communities. SIF works with and through existing grantmaking institutions, or “grantmakers,” to direct resources to innovative community-based nonprofit organizations, or “subgrantees”  focused on youth development, economic opportunity, and healthy futures.

Top Ten National Service Moments of 2013

This past year, we engaged millions of Americans in high-impact service, meeting pressing needs in communities across the nation. Working hand in hand with thousands of local partners, our members and volunteers improved lives, expanded economic opportunity, and strengthened communities. As 2013 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite national service moments.

Federal Agency Awards Nearly $40 Million to Strengthen & Expand Innovative Community Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 (All day)
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $39.9 million in continuation funding for 10 current Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grantees, strengthening the agency’s investment in local nonprofits that are best positioned to transform lives and communities. These funds allow recipients to meet and exceed program goals, expand reach, and execute rigorous evaluation models.

Social Innovation Fund grantees are actively investing in high-impact solutions across the country. Twenty-seven intermediary grantmaking organizations have been awarded funding – 11 in 2010, five in 2011, four in 2012, and seven in 2014 – to implement programs in three priority areas: economic opportunity, youth development, and healthy futures. Intermediaries were selected to receive funding for three to five years through competitive processes conducted with unparalleled openness and transparency.

Our Programs

Each year, more than 5 million individuals of all ages and backgrounds help meet local needs through a wide array of service opportunities through the Corporation for National and Community Service's core programs: AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund. These programs and others, such as the Volunteer Generation Fund, support projects in six priority areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

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