Social Innovation Fund Grantees

Social Innovation Fund Grantees

SIF seeks to identify high-performing, innovative nonprofit practices that are able to demonstrate expertise, impact, and ability to scale against one or more of our five community-wide goals. Throughout February, our SIF review team was busy visiting sites and meeting the people behind some of the Twin Cities most promising practices. We know and appreciate how much effort goes into crafting a proposal for Federal funding and it has been a sincere pleasure to learn more details about the eighteen organizations who applied for this first round of funding. The review team was impressed by the number of highly qualified partners who applied and, as a result, it was incredibly difficult to narrow down to our group of final grantees. We’ve also been grateful to receive honest feedback about the pros and cons of the application process, and, true to our framework, we’re working to continuously improve our practice.

SIF grantees announced!

  • AchieveMpls – STEP-UP
  • College Possible – College Program
  • ServeMinnesota – Minnesota Reading Corps
  • Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation – Tutoring Partnership Generation Next
  • Way to Grow – Great by 8
  • Wilder Foundation – Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood


For more information about SIF, please refer to the dedicated page hosted by our SIF managing partner, Greater Twin Cities United Way.  And don’t forget, SIF isn’t the only way that you can engage in the work of the Gen Next Partnership! Please let us know how you would like to partner with Generation Next by responding to our invitation to partner featured here.

SIF 2015