Social Innovation Fund

San Diego Center Gives Hope, Aid to Refugees

This post originally appeared on the White House Blog on Aug., 7 2012.

Arriving in the United States is just the start of the journey for refugees like Alaa, an engineer from Iraq. Unable to find a job, his first few months in America were a struggle, as he tried to cover his most basic needs. Alaa was eager for a job – any job – to become self-sufficient while he studied to resume work as an engineer in a new country.

Social Innovation Fund Awards Grants for Innovative Community Solutions

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 (All day)

$42 Million in Grants to Leverage $105 Million in Private Funds to Grow High-Impact Nonprofits

Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the results of its third Social Innovation Fund competition, selecting four experienced grantmakers with strong track records of success in expanding the impact of high-performing organizations in improving the lives of people in low-income communities.

Social Innovation Fund Awards Grants to Four New High-Impact Programs

I am thrilled to announce that the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) has selected four outstanding new grantees. These grantees will expand the impact of nonprofit programs with evidence of strong results by implementing exciting programs that will transform lives and communities.

Matching Jobseekers to Careers

This post originally appeared on the White House blog on July 11, 2012.

Travis is a single father of two from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since 2008, Travis had bounced between part-time and temporary jobs. His wages had peaked at around $10 per hour, though he needed at least $12-$14 an hour to support his family. With limited interviewing and workforce experience, he didn't think he would ever find full-time work – let alone have a career.

Helping People with Mental Illnesses Thrive

This post originally appeared on the White House blog on June 5, 2012.

Shifting the Odds for At-Risk Youth

This post originally appeared on the White House blog on June 26, 2012.

National Service Agency Requests Applications for Social Innovation Fund Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Friday, February 10, 2012 (All day)

Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released a Notice of Federal Funding Availability (NOFA) today for the 2012 grant competition of the Social Innovation Fund. The deadline for applications will be 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Successful applicants will receive grants of between $1 and $5 million per year for up to 5 years.

National Service Agency Announces Results of 2011 Social Innovation Fund Grant Competition

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 (All day)

Highlights Stories of Success from 2010 Grant Competition

Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced that five new intermediaries will be receiving grants from the Social Innovation Fund. Like the eleven organizations selected last year, these five outstanding organizations represent experienced grantmakers with strong track records of success who have proposed compelling, innovative programs to tackle some of our country's biggest challenges in our most needy areas.

National Service Agency Requests Applications for Social Innovation Fund Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Monday, February 28, 2011 (All day)

Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released a Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2011 grant competition of the Social Innovation Fund. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

National Service CEO Announces $1.7 Million in Social Innovation Funds to Greater Cincinnati Organizations

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Friday, January 28, 2011 (All day)

Tours Local AmeriCorps Sites to Highlight National Service Putting Cincinnatians to Work

Washington, DC— Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will announce more than $1 million in federal and private funds to Cincinnati organizations who implement innovative solutions to help local youth achieve academic and social success.

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