Social Innovation Fund

Social Innovation Fund grantees are actively investing in high-impact solutions across the country. Twenty intermediary grantmaking organizations have been awarded funding – 11 in 2010, five more in 2011, and four in 2012 – 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.

Social Innovation Fund General Fact Sheet

The Social Innovation Fund, a key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, transforms lives and communities by using limited federal investment as a catalyst to grow community-based nonprofits with evidence of strong results. Throughout the U.S., effective solutions to many of our major problems have been developed and are already achieving strong results. The Social Innovation Fund was founded on the fundamental idea that we can make enormous progress toward overcoming significant challenges by finding and growing the most promising of these solutions.

Corporation for National and Community Service Fact Sheet

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. As the nation's largest grant maker in support of service and volunteering, CNCS engages more than five million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year through the Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC, and Learn and Serve America programs…

Private Sector Commitments to Social Innovation Fund

Investing in Innovative Community Solutions

The President and First Lady have called on our nation's foundations and philanthropists to partner with the Administration to invest in innovative, successful solutions that have the potential to grow and address the needs of more communities across the country.

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