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 106 organizations in the SIF portfolio and more than 2,600 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 2016 Annual Report2015 Social Innovator Accelerator Report Card, and our Innovator, Entrepreneur, and Supporter Spotlights.

    250,000 lives

    Our Social Innovators impacted over 250,000 lives in 2016.

    SIF brings together more than 2,600 philanthropists, foundation staff, and business professionals who support innovative, effective approaches to address important social issues.

    SIF brings together more than 2,600 philanthropists, foundation staff, and business professionals who support innovative, effective approaches to address important social issues.

    $28 million

    SIF has directed $28 million dollars of cash and in-kind services to our Innovators and Entrepreneurs since 2003.

    2x

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

    $360,000

    The SIF community provided in-kind services valued at $360,000 to our Innovators in 2016.

    106

    SIF has a portfolio of 106 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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