The Social Innovation Fund: Pioneering an Evidence-Based Investment Model

Program/Intervention: 
The Social Innovation Fund: Pioneering an Evidence-Based Investment Model
Implementing Organization: 
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Summary: 

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a groundbreaking, evidence-based approach to finding, improving and growing promising community solutions. This paper is part of a series designed to share information, best practices, and lessons learned from the development and implementation of the SIF. It provides an overview of the SIF initiative, an explanation of the SIF’s innovative learning strategy, a description of SIF-supported interventions (programs that address social and community challenges) and evidence of their effectiveness as well as the rigorous process used to evaluate SIF-funded programs.

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
Study Type(s): 
Case Study or Descriptive
Study Design(s): 
Non-Experimental
Evaluator: 
CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation
Year Published: 
2015
Date Posted Online: 
December 15, 2015
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