SIF Classic National Assessment

Program/Intervention: 
SIF Classic National Assessment
Implementing Organization: 
Corporation for National and Community Serivce (CNCS)
Summary: 

The National Assessment of the SIF Classic Program was commissioned by the Corporation for National and Community Service and conducted by ICF International.  It focused on SIF Classic grantees’ adoption of evidence-based grantmaking strategies, ability, and willingness to build the evidence base for the service models they support, to scale the service models, and to use collaborative approaches to address local community needs. The study found promising evidence of improved organizational capacities among the SIF Classic grantees in almost all of these areas. These partner organizations changed more and faster compared to other grantmakers and programs while SIF grantees reported that the SIF program was instrumental in bringing about these changes.

  • Issue Brief #8: Sustaining Evidence-Based Work After the SIF - 2017

  • Meta-Analysis of Evaluations Across the Social Innovation Fund Program: Final Report - 2016

  • Issue Brief #7: Scaling Programs & Growing Impact with the Social Innovation Fund - 2016

  • Issue Brief #6: Match Funder Participation in the Social Innovation Fund - 2016

  • Issue Brief #5: Designing and Implementing Rigorous Evaluation for the Social Innovation Fund - 2016

  • Issue Brief #4: Evidence of Organizational Change among SIF Grantees - 2015

  • Issue Brief #3: Using Data to Improve SIF Programs: Lessons from Practitioners - 2015

  • Issue Brief #2: Building SIF Subgrantee Capacity for Scale, Evidence, and Impact - 2015

  • Meta-Synthesis of Evaluations Across the SIF - 2015

  • Technical Report: The SIF’s Impact on Strengthening Organizational Capacity - 2015

  • Executive Summary: The SIF's Impact on Strengthening Organizational Capacity - 2015

  • Issue Brief #1: Partnering for Success in the Social Innovation Fund - 2014

CNCS Program(s): 
Social Innovation Fund
CNCS Focus Area(s): 
Economic Opportunity
Healthy Futures
Youth Development (SIF)
Focus Population(s)/Community(s): 
Non-profits
Outcomes Category(s): 
Non-profit Development
Improving CNCS
Study Type(s): 
Impact
Review or Meta-Analysis
Study Design(s): 
Non-Experimental
Quasi-Experimental (QED)
Evaluator: 
ICF International
Year Published: 
2015
Date Posted Online: 
December 2, 2015
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