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Reflections, Results and Resources

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is committed to capturing and sharing the results and lessons learned from our investments. Through the Knowledge Initiative, we will share resources developed to support grantees and subgrantees, reflect on what has worked, what hasn’t, and what we’ve learned, and  share the results from the 70 plus SIF-funded evaluations currently underway.


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SIF grantee, New Profit, is building ”Pathways” to a brighter future for America’s disconnected youth.







A program of VPP, Venture Philanthropy Partners, and Subgrantee of the Social Innovation Fund, Youth Connect is a pioneering initiative that works to improve education, employment and healthy behaviors for low-income and at-risk youth in the National Capital Region. This report chronicles best practices and lessons learned that might help others seeking to pursue similar initiatives like the Social Innovation Fund.


Work Advance MDRC







SIF subgrantee, WorkAdvance, a program of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, is increasing employment opportunities for adults. See how it is being evaluated, and some early observations of how the providers are operating the program in this MDRC policy brief.


To view the Knowledge Initiative resources, please click here.

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