Category Archives: Social Innovation Fund

Trump Administration Proposes Eliminating SIF, Cutting Teen Pregnancy Prevention; EIR Unaffected

The Trump administration has proposed eliminating the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) and cutting the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program in a package sent to Congress covering the budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year, according to a … Continue reading

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OMB Memo Signals Possible Elimination of Social Innovation Fund

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is circulating a memo that targets nine federal programs for elimination by the Trump administration, one of which is the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that houses the … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Fund Cut, Other Evidence Programs Funded in Senate Spending Bill

The Social Innovation Fund would be defunded under a FY 2017 spending bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 9. However, the bill included funding for other evidence-based programs, including $120 million for the successor to the Department … Continue reading

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SIF Funding Is Cut, i3 Level-funded in Budget Deal

Two Obama administration evidence-based programs whose funding had been targeted for elimination by congressional Republicans survived, although perhaps barely, in a final budget deal struck between Congress and the president Tuesday night.  The package is expected to be passed by … Continue reading

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Report: Social Innovation Fund’s Early Results Are Promising

The Social Innovation Fund, an Obama administration initiative that funds promising community-based programs and subjects them to rigorous evaluations to determine their impact, has produced five project evaluations with positive, evidence-based findings, according to a report released today by the … Continue reading

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Senate Committee Passes Evidence Commission Bill, Congress Proposes Defunding i3 and SIF

By voice vote, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today passed legislation (S. 991) that would create a bipartisan commission to recommend how Congress and the administration should expand the use of data to evaluate federal programs and … Continue reading

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SIF Pay-for-Success Intermediaries Announce First Cohort of Projects

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) today announced that five of its eight pay-for-success intermediary grantees have selected a first round of 27 subgrantees to receive technical assistance funding for pay-for-success transactions. Today’s announcement covers only a fraction of the projects … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Fund Opens 2015 Grant Competition

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) announced a new grant opportunity today. SIF will make $40 million available to winning grantmakers, with each receiving $1-10 million annually for five years. Applications are due March 17. Successful applicants will be notified in … Continue reading

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Social Innovation News Feed

Need to stay up to date on social innovation developments but feel overwhelmed by information overload? Consider subscribing to SIRC’s curated Twitter feed. Our Twitter feed tracks major developments and new reports on all the topics covered by SIRC’s blog, … Continue reading

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