SIF In the News
Nov 15, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review Every day, veterans who are honorably serving the country for a second time through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs use their unique skills to strengthen our communities. This week, we honored Veterans Day by announcing a new partnership and celebrating the work of national service participants in Detroit. We also highlighted the contributions of Senior Corps RSVP volunteers in Pennsylvania.
Oct 31, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review
Oct 27, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review As part of National Disability Employment Awareness month, we put the spotlight on national service participants who inspire us as they make a difference in the lives of others. As AmeriCorps alum Jamaal “Deon” Johnson reminds us, “Deaf people can do anything hearing people can do, except hear.” Read his story and other examples of how inclusion strengthens our country (don’t miss another AmeriCorps alum’s inspiring story in the National Service Blog section below).
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.