Social Innovation Fund

White House Blog: Introducing the Social Innovation Fund

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 (All day)

By Stephen Goldsmith

America is facing some of the greatest challenges in a generation. At the same time, promising nonprofit organizations across the country are making heroic efforts to meet overwhelming need and, implement effective and innovative ways to meet these challenges. But their impact is often hampered by a lack of resources and support to evaluate and improve their programs, and expand them so they can serve more communities of need.

National Service Agency Requests Applications for Social Innovation Fund Competition

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 (All day)

The Agency Announces $50 Million Available for Organizations to Invest in Effective Nonprofits Working in Low-Income Communities

Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service today released a Notice of Federal Funds Availability (NOFA) for the newly-created Social Innovation Fund (SIF). Applications are due by April 8, 2010, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

National Service Agency Solicits Public Feedback on Social Innovation Fund

Friday, December 18, 2009 (All day)

Anticipated $200 million in public-private funding will support transformative solutions to major social challenges and improve nation's challenge-solving infrastructure


WASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service released a draft Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its 2010 Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant competition today. The Corporation is soliciting public feedback on the funding notification through January 15, 2010.

Social Innovation Fund Status Update Briefing Call

Thursday, October 15, 2009 (All day)

The Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a national briefing call on October 15, 2009 to provide an update on the status of the Social Innovation Fund and answer questions from the field. The call was led by the following representatives of CNCS: Nicky Goren, Acting CEO; Bob Grimm, Director of Research and Policy Development and Senior Advisor to the CEO; and Marta Urquilla, Senior Advisor for Social Innovation. It was attended by over 650 representatives of public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Social Innovation to Address Critical National Challenges (Video)

Friday, July 24, 2009 (All day)

From the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, this forum presented innovative strategies that solved public problems and considered how citizens can be engaged as partners with government. Building on this presentation, government officials and social innovators explored models of social innovation that have changed lives and the conditions that support social innovations.


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