New Tucson AmeriCorps Project to Improve Graduation Rates and Create Opportunities for High School Seniors

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 (All day)
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, today announced that Tucson will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.

National Service Agency Awards $17.2 Million in Grants to Support Senior Volunteers

Monday, March 9, 2015 (All day)
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $17, 200,000 in funding to support organizations and nonprofits across the nation. The organizations will leverage the experience and skills of Senior Corps RSVP volunteers who serve in schools, disaster response initiatives, veterans’ organizations, and other areas.

Innovation to Impact: Obama’s Social Innovation Fund at Four

Nearly five years after President Obama announced the creation of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) in a ceremony at the White House, the program has achieved amazing progress. Its portfolio includes more than a half billion dollars of cross-sector investments in effective community solutions. Many already show promising early results. Nonprofits are establishing new connections and building capacity that will benefit the entire social sector and the country. And the SIF is accomplishing this in a way that demonstrates the importance of combining innovation, evaluation, and scale to accelerate the pace of change.

AmeriCorps State and National

Rules, regulations, and provisions

Certain key provisions and rules including the single match are only represented in appropriations language.

Grant Renewals Only - Invitations to Apply, Application Instructions, and Training and Technical Assistance Calls

Senior Corps has released the Invitations to Apply for the FGP and SCP grant renewals.

Social Innovation Fund grantees are actively investing in high-impact solutions across the country. Forty-nine grants have been awarded (eleven grants in 2010, five grants in 2011, four grants in 2012, fourteen grants in 2014, eight grants in 2015, and seven grants in 2016) to intermediary organizations implementing programs in three priority areas: economic opportunity, youth development, and healthy futures.

Social Innovation Fund General Fact Sheet

The Social Innovation Fund, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, transforms lives and communities by using limited federal investment as a catalyst to grow community-based nonprofits with evidence of strong results. Throughout the U.S., effective solutions to many of our major problems have been developed and are already achieving strong results. The Social Innovation Fund was founded on the fundamental idea that we can make enormous progress toward overcoming significant challenges by finding and growing the most promising of these solutions.


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