SIF In the News
Oct 17, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review This week, we highlighted the work of one of our newest AmeriCorps members, the many contributions of our Senior Corps RSVP volunteers, and the service reflections of Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, who was inspired to serve in the VISTA program in the 1970s. We also announced the latest AmeriCorps grant competition. Expanding Our Commitment to Service: Each year, our grantees help us expand our reach. And this week, we kicked off our 2015 AmeriCorps grant competition to look for more partners who share our commitment to service.
Oct 10, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review This week, we’re highlighting one of our most important investments in social entrepreneurship. We are also taking a look back to one month ago with our final wrap-up from the celebration of the AmeriCorps 20th anniversary. Share it with your friends!
Oct 9, 2014
The Social Innovation Fund at 5 The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is now five years into its mission to support pioneering social entrepreneurs and innovators who are developing breakthrough solutions to local and national challenges. (The SIF is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and a key White House initiative.) Watch this video and learn more about how the SIF is changing lives and the nonprofit sector across America. We can’t wait to see what happens during the next five.
Oct 6, 2014
By Jonathan Greenblatt and Michael Smith Competition supports new way to support social sector innovation
Oct 3, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review This week, we highlighted a $12 million investment in innovation, the important work our national service participants do in the disaster services field, and an honor for one of our Senior Corps volunteers. Funding Success: The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is all about finding and funding what works. And as part of the SIF’s new Pay for Success grant program, projects are only funded when they demonstrate results.
Sep 26, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review This has been an incredible month for the national service family. We’ve called it the “September to Remember.” Marking the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps was just the beginning. We are showing what works at the White House via the Social Innovation Fund, spotlighting Senior Corps volunteers strengthening education, and reading about the impact of national service in publications like The Washington Post.
Sep 23, 2014
By Jonathan Greenblatt For the past five years, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, has transformed how charitable funds flow into communities. SIF has been used as an investment model to expand the reach of results-driven programs.
Sep 22, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review To say we are building on the momentum of last week is an understatement. On the heels of an amazing AmeriCorps 20th anniversary celebration, we announced a new round of Social Innovation Fund grantees and captured many national service success stories that illustrate our impact across the country. Also, check out our brand new video that highlights the best of last week’s celebration.
Sep 15, 2014
By Michael D. Smith Find Out with the Social Innovation Fund’s Upcoming Livestream For the past five years, the Social Innovation Fund, a key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, has demonstrated a new way that government programs can operate. They can unite public and private resources. They can focus on solutions. They can require evidence of results. And they can share successful ideas with more people.
Aug 29, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review We are one week closer to the nationwide celebration of AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary! On Wednesday, the White House Press Secretary announced that President Obama will participate. And as you head to the beach (or wherever this holiday weekend may take you), don’t miss the stories of the Social Innovation Fund’s continued efforts to make communities stronger and Senior Corps’ commitment to advancing education.