Our Impact

Welcome to the Social Innovation Forum!

Since 2003, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has been building networks and capacity to accelerate social change in greater Boston. SIF brings together innovative nonprofit organizations and social impact businesses and connects them to passionate investors, supporters, mentors, and in-kind partners who are seeking new ways to use their resources – time, talent, and money – to create positive social impact. 

With 85 organizations in the SIF portfolio and more than 2,325 committed funders and practitioners in our active community, SIF is helping to improve lives and build stronger, healthier communities all across greater Boston.

Read on to see how SIF's work is having an impact. For more information, please see our 2015 Social Innovator Accelerator Report Card and our Innovator, Entrepreneur, and Supporter Spotlights.

    200,000 Lives Impacted

    Our Social Innovators impacted over 200,000 lives in 2015.

    2325 Hours

    SIF brings together more than 2,325 philanthropists, foundation staff, and business professionals who support innovative, effective approaches to address important social issues.

    22 Million

    SIF has directed $22 million dollars of cash and in-kind services to our Innovators and Entrepreneurs since 2003.


    On average, our Innovators more than double their revenue four years after engaging with SIF.


    The SIF community provided in-kind services valued at $326,805 to our Innovators in 2015.


    SIF has a portfolio of 85 social purpose organizations that represent a range of social issues including food insecurity, healthy aging, environmental sustainability, homelessness, youth development, and the arts.

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