SIF Launches 2019-2020 Social Innovator Accelerator

Seeking nonprofits for our 24-month capacity-building program

SIF has launched its Social Innovator Accelerator program for the 2019-2020 program year. The Accelerator helps nonprofit organizations gain visibility, expand their networks, and connect with philanthropic and in-kind resources to accelerate their work.

SIF is looking to welcome seven innovative nonprofits into the 2019−2020 Social Innovator Accelerator cohort. Small to mid-sized organizations, with budgets between $100,000 - $2 million, and working in one of this year's seven social issue areas are eligible to apply.


To apply, complete the three following steps:

  • Read through this Applicant Guide to see if your organization would be a good fit for the Social Innovator Accelerator and at least one of this year's social issue tracks.
  • Self-nominate or be nominated via our online nomination form. After nomination, the program or organization leader will receive an email with a link to the application and further instructions within one business day. Feel free to give us a call at 617.492.2305 to submit nominations over the phone.  
  • Complete the application. Early submissions are strongly encouraged. 

Please note that first round applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 5:00 pm on Monday, July 15. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Please visit our apply page for more information about this year's application, including eligibility requirements and application deadlines.


To learn more about the application process and what it's like to be a Social Innovator, we also encourage potential applicants to attend one of our information sessions. 

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