New Report: SIF's Impact on Strengthening Organizational Capacity

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Dear Colleagues,


I am excited to let you be among the first to know that the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) has just released our National Assessment report that sought to answer the question, “Is SIF a transformative program?” I am happy to report that the study’s response is “Yes”.   


The study, commissioned by the Corporation for National and Community Service and conducted by ICF International, defined 14 areas of capacity and practice across different components of the SIF such as: SIF grantees’ adoption of evidence-based grantmaking strategies, ability and willingness to build the evidence base for the service models they support, ability to support and scale the service models, and use of collaborative approaches to address local community needs. 


The study found promising evidence of improved organizational capacities among the SIF grantees in almost all of these areas. These partner organizations changed more and faster compared to other grantmakers and programs while SIF grantees reported that the SIF program was instrumental in bringing about these changes.  


You can find the report here along with supporting documents. 


We hope you will not only read and share the report, but also utilize some of its findings to strengthen your work.




Damian Thorman, Director
Social Innovation Fund
Corporation for National and Community Service