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SIF Initiative

The GreenLight Fund’s (GreenLight) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Initiative aims to address the achievement and opportunity gap for low-income children and youth in the three communities where we are located: Boston, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. By partnering with these six exceptional nonprofit organizations, our goal is to change the life trajectories of children and youth in these communities who are too often overlooked and left behind by our education system and economy.

San Francisco Bay Area:
Genesys Works
uAspire

Boston:
Blueprint Schools Network
College Advising Corps

Philadelphia:
Single Stop
Year Up

Selected through a competitive process, GreenLight’s SIF Initiative portfolio organizations demonstrate evidence of impact on the following outcomes for low-income children and youth:
1. Improved school persistence and academic achievement
2. Increased high school graduation and GED attainment
3. Increased college access and persistence

GreenLight’s SIF Initiative has awarded each portfolio organization between $1 and $1.3 million over five years to support their expansion into one of our three locations and undertake a rigorous evaluation to advance their level of evidence and grow their impact.

GreenLight’s SIF Initiative has been made possible through a 2012 grant from the federal Social Innovation Fund. Established in April 2009 by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the Social Innovation Fund is a competitive grant program housed at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Resources:

GLF SIF Initiative Selection Process & Results
GLF SIF Initiative Application
GLF SIF Initiative RFP

SIF Subgrantee Applications:

Blueprint Schools Network
College Advising Corps
Genesys Works
Single Stop
uAspire
Year Up

For more information on GreenLight’s SIF Initiative, please contact:
Kate Barrett
Program Manager, Social Innovation Fund Initiative
kbarrett@greenlightfund.org