Social Innovation Fund Grants FY 2014

Grant

  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: Corporation for National & Community Service
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Award

  • Award Min: $1,000,000.00
  • Award Max: $10,000,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown

Timing

  • Deadline: Apr 22, 2014

Eligibility:
This competition is open to existing grantmaking institutions or eligible partnerships. A grantmaking institution is an organization in existence at the time of the application that invests in nonprofit community organizations or programs through grants as an essential rather than a collateral means of fulfilling its mission and vision. The emphasis on grantmaking activities as a part of an organization’s mission should be evident in the applicants’ mission statement and promotional materials, and should be clearly reflected as a
significant percentage of their annual operating budget. 

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Purpose:
The 2014 Social Innovation Fund grant competition will provide up to $65.8 million to eligible grantmaking institutions seeking to grow innovative, evidence-based solutions to challenges facing low-income communities nationwide. In addition to our focus areas of healthy futures, youth development and economic opportunity, this competition prioritizes applications targeting Opportunity Youth, Vulnerable Populations, Collective Impact approaches, and applications affiliated with presidential initiatives to expand economic opportunity.
 
We have also expanded our eligibility criteria for this competition so that in-network affiliate organizations can apply so long as they are willing to open up their SIF competitions beyond their exclusive networks.
 
Each selected grantmaker will be awarded $1 million to $10 million and will match every federal dollar of the grant award. At least 80 percent of awarded federal funds must be invested in subgrantee programs, who match their grants 1:1 as well. 

Additional Info:
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE: Applicants are strongly encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by March 24, 2014.

innovation@cns.gov
202-606-3223