Social Innovation Fund Director to Lead ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

Michael Smith, director of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), will be changing jobs to head up President Obama’s initiative for minority boys and young men, called My Brother’s Keeper, according to a report in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Smith will begin his new job on October 29.  After that, SIF will be temporarily led by Melissa Bradley, the chief strategy officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service, until a new director is found.

In related news, the Chronicle reports that three SIF grantees will be withdrawing from the program:

This year, three grant makers announced they would pull out of the program after three years because, Mr. Smith says, attracting matching dollars and abiding by strict reporting rules proved difficult. Another organization, the Capital Area United Way, in Baton Rouge, La., withdrew altogether.


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