We are pleased to invite you to a webinar about the Obama Administration’s Social Innovation Fund, which is being offered for funders interested in using collective impact as an approach to addressing challenges facing low-income communities nationwide. The Social Innovation Fund recently launched its fourth and largest grant competition, which focuses on youth development, healthy futures and economic opportunity, with a specific priority this year on proposals using the collective impact approach.

Michael Smith, Director of the Social Innovation Fund, and his colleagues have held a series of webinars, and this webinar will specifically discuss collective impact as an approach to improving outcomes. In addition, the examples we will discuss focus on the application of collective impact in improving outcomes for opportunity youth.

Please join us on Monday, April 7, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST.

You will hear from:

  •     Michael Smith, Director of the Social Innovation Fund
  •     Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend, President and CEO, Philadelphia Youth Network
  •     Fay Hanleybrown, Managing Director – FSG
  •     Jennifer Splansky Juster, Director – FSG, the Collective Impact Forum  

RSVP by Friday, April 4.  

This new competition will provide up to $65.8 million to eligible grant-making institutions seeking innovative, evidence-based solutions to challenges facing low-income communities nationwide. In addition to the SIF’s focus areas of healthy futures, youth development and economic opportunity, this competition places special priority on applications targeting Opportunity Youth, Vulnerable Populations and Collective Impact approaches. The Fund has also expanded eligibility criteria so that in-network affiliate organizations can apply so long as they are willing to open up their SIF competitions beyond their exclusive networks.  

The 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was posted in February and applications are due by April 22, 2014. You can view the NOFA and learn more about the SIF at: www.nationalservice.gov/SIF.

We look forward to your participation and sharing more about how the collective impact approach can be an effective way to improve outcomes for opportunity you.

Click here to register for this webinar.