- Read the Corporation for National and Community Service's press release (July 31, 2012) about the results of the 2012 Social Innovation Fund competition here.
Economic Opportunity: Increasing economic opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals.
Healthy futures: Promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the risk factors that can lead to illness.
- The John A. Hartford Foundation
- The John A. Hartford Foundation will expand an evidence-based program for treating depression in rural communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming. Effective treatment using this program is shown to improve depression symptoms, social and work-related functioning and economic outcomes.
Youth Development: Preparing America's youth for success in school, active citizenship, productive work and healthy and safe lives.
- GreenLight Fund
- GreenLight Fund works with the local communities to attract and support relevant national programs to close the achievement and opportunity gap for youth. Working in Boston, Philadelphia and the San Francisco Bay area, GreenLight Fund will impact the lives of 20,000 low-income children by improving school persistence and academic achievement, increasing high school graduation and GED attainment, and increasing college access, credit accumulation and degree completion.
- Twin Cities Generation Next: Social Innovation Fund Initiative
- This partnership between Greater Twin Cities United Way and the Strive Partnership will support a portfolio of replicable, evidence-based youth programs serving kids from kindergarten through college in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. It will support programs designed to improve kindergarten readiness, third grade reading proficiency, ninth grade readiness for upper-level math, four-year graduation rates, and college enrollment rates for more than 1,500 low-income youth each year.
- Capital Area United Way
- Capital Area United Way will build community impact initiatives leading to success in early childhood in the Greater Baton Rouge area. CAUW will strive to improve children's school readiness by ensuring positive birth outcomes; strong parental engagement, support and education, including financial education; and access to quality child care and preschool. It also will work to ensure that children's physical health, safety and social-emotional needs are met.