Social Innovation Fund

National Service Agency CEO to Announce Inaugural Social Innovation Fund Grant Awards to Experienced Innovators

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 (All day)

Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

Washington, DC – This Thursday, the Corporation for National and Community Service will announce its inaugural Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grants. The grants will target millions in public and private funds to grow effective solutions to persistent social challenges across greater than 20 states.

Top Elected, White House, Military Officials; CEOs; Celebrities Join Service Leaders to Address Social Challenges

Monday, June 21, 2010 (All day)

Largest-Ever Conference of Service Leaders to Convene in New York City June 28

(NEW YORK CITY) — As millions of Americans continue to face economic hardship, leaders from nearly every major sector gather to develop strategies that catalyze citizen service and volunteering to achieve greater impact toward addressing our national challenges. The 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service held in New York City on June 28-30 kicks off at a time of great need for the country and opportunity for the service movement. 

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.


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