SIF Launches 2021-2022 Social Innovator Accelerator

Seeking nonprofits for our 24-month capacity-building program
  • By Isobel McCullough
  • Published on June 10, 2021


SIF has launched its Social Innovator Accelerator program for the 2021-2022 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 eight innovative nonprofits into the 2021−2022 Social Innovator Accelerator cohort. Small to mid-sized organizations, with budgets between $100,000 - $2 million, and working in one of this year's eight 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 978.344.2622 for any questions about the application process. 
  • Complete the online application. First round applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, July 16, at 5:00 pm. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Starting the week of August 16, we will invite a select number of organizations to submit second round application materials. These second round materials will be due on Monday, September 13th, 2021.

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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