Monday, August 8, 2011

Five New Social Innovation Fund Intermediaries Announced

The Corporation for National and Community Service announced five new intermediaries as grantees of the Social Innovation Fund. The five awards total $13.9 million and will fund the initial two years of each grant, which address affordable housing, homelessness, obesity, early education and literacy. The five grantees are:

Corporation for Supportive Housing ($2.3 million over 2 years) to expand and replicate supportive housing models in four cities that combine health, housing, and social services to improve the health and housing outcomes for an estimated 400 homeless individuals per year with complex health needs.

Mile High United Way ($3.6 million over 2 years) to fund subgrantee programs that leverage community volunteers to improve 3rd grade literacy rates by 25% in up to 15 rural and urban areas across Colorado, serving an estimated 2,000 students per year.

NCB Capital Impact ($2 million over 2 years) to scale and replicate “long-term affordable homeownership” programs to build the capacity of local organizations in up to 10 cities to more effectively manage public investment in affordable homeownership for an estimated 300 low-income families per year.

U.S. Soccer Foundation ($2 million over 2 years) to support the expansion and replication in 12 cities of Soccer for Success, a no-cost, after-school, sports-based youth development program whose goal is to improve health by arresting and reducing obesity through physical activity and nutrition education. This program will serve an estimated 12,000 low-income youths with high risk for obesity per year.

United Way for Southeastern Michigan ($4 million over 2 years) to build a portfolio of replicable early childhood learning communities in 10 needy communities in greater Detroit and surrounding areas to dramatically raise demonstrated skills and proficiencies for an estimated 6,000 children entering kindergarten per year.
For more information on the FY 2011 grant competition, click here.

In addition to the five new grantees, the Social Innovation Fund 2011 grant competition has provided continuation funding to nine of its eleven current grantees that will enable them to continue to build their multi-year programs.

For more information about how intermediaries and subgrantees are using Social Innovation Funds at the local level, click here.

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