Welcome to the Social Innovation Fund Media Hub. Here you'll find what's new with SIF, videos and photos relating to SIF and our events.
In the News
Smarter Philanthropy for Greater Impact: Rethinking How Grantmakers Support Scale.
This special SSIR supplement, sponsored by GEO, captures the latest thinking about how nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, public funders, and social entrepreneurs can increase the impact of successful solutions to urgent social challenges. Includes interviews with Michael Smith of the Social Innovation Fund and Carla Javits of REDF (a SIF intermediary) on using public-private partnerships to achieve scale.
Vermont’s Social Sector Focus on Results Will Lead to Social Innovation
Common Good Vermont (VT), February 6, 2014
Our plan attracted a major federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service [and the] Social Innovation Fund and forward-looking investment from our partners. Together, we were able to work on both the population and program levels to leverage the success of pioneers to create a platform for accountability and social innovation.
Morse Named ED at Madison Strategies Group
New York Nonprofit Press (NY), January 31, 2014
The organization places hundreds of job seekers each year, including homeless and formerly incarcerated job seekers and offers employment preparation, training, job placement, retention and advancement support. Madison Strategies is funded by a prestigious federal Social Innovation Fund grant and support from the Robin Hood Foundation, the Tulsa Community Foundation, and others.
Poverty and Opportunity: Begin with Facts
The Brookings Institution (DC), January 28, 2014
The Obama administration is now in the fifth year of a program, known as the Social Innovation Fund, to use the private sector to identify successful local organizations that attack social problems such as teen pregnancy, delinquency, school dropout, and low school achievement, and, combining federal resources with local and foundation matching funds, to expand these successful local programs.
Jobs program aids Fortune 500 and underprivileged youth
60 Minutes-CBS News (NY), January 26, 2014
Last night’s “60 Minutes” profiled Year Up--a subgrantee of the Social Innovation Fund. The report includes inspiring examples of how Year Up prepares youth for the workforce.
Check out the videos below to learn about how the Social Innovation Fund is improving people's lives and transforming communities.