Social Innovation Fund FY 2012
The Corporation for National and Community Service's Social Innovation Fund provides funding to "intermediary" grant-making institutions, who in turn make grants to community-based organizations.
This year's focus areas are:
- Youth development – Preparing America’s youth for success in school, active citizenship, productive work, and healthy and safe lives.
- Economic opportunity – Increasing economic opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals.
- Healthy futures – Promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the risk factors that can lead to illness.
CNCS plans to award a total of $10-$15 million to up to six intermediaries. Intermediaries must match the funding they receive from CNCS. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for Social Innovation Fund subgrants can view the list of current grantees and apply directly.