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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.

National Service Agency Announces $200 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

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Friday, June 21, 2013 (All day)
As thousands of service leaders gathered at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $200 million in new AmeriCorps funding to put AmeriCorps members on the ground in communities to tackle some the toughest challenges facing our nation.

AmeriCorps State and National

Rules, regulations, and provisions

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

Once you receive a grant, there are specific responsibilities your organization must fulfill. How you use your funds and report on program and fiscal management outcomes are mandated by the terms of the grant. Specific requirements are included in the program regulations.

Social Innovation Fund grantees are actively investing in high-impact solutions across the country. Twenty-seven intermediary grantmaking organizations have been awarded funding – 11 in 2010, five in 2011, four in 2012, and seven in 2014 – to implement programs in three priority areas: economic opportunity, youth development, and healthy futures. Intermediaries were selected to receive funding for three to five years through competitive processes conducted with unparalleled openness and transparency.

Social Innovation Fund General Fact Sheet

The Social Innovation Fund, a key White House initiative and 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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