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  • A Story of Strength, Connection, and Hope

    SIF Hosts Advance Screening of America’s Family, Talkback with Filmmaker
    • By Aditi Dholakia
    • Published on December 20, 2021

    On November 19th, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) hosted a private advanced screening of “America’s Family,” a narrative feature film starring, written and directed by filmmaker Anike Tourse. The film, which has been nearly twenty years in the making, chronicles the stories of five mixed-ethnic, mixed-status family members who are on a journey to reunite after being separated through ICE intervention. Their journey comes with the discovery that the strength and commitment of the family is much stronger than they think. The film highlights the struggle that so many immigrants and their families face trying to find their place in a polarized and, at times, explicitly unwelcoming atmosphere.

    America's Family
  • Learn About CORE - SIF's New National Initiative

    Community Organizations Reimagining Ecosystems (CORE)

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is delighted to announce the selection of its Community Organizations Reimagining Ecosystems (CORE) cohort, a new leadership initiative focused on place‐based work and social change. At a November 5th kick‐off event, sixteen leaders from organizations in eight different cities began to form connections in an effort to deepen their work and accelerate local models for social change.

  • Forward Together: SIF's 2021 Annual Report

    SIF and its partners creating change in Greater Boston's social sector

    Our 2021 "Forward Together" Annual Report is here! Read our annual report to learn more about how we are moving forward together continuing to embrace change and build a more inclusive vision for our  communities. 

  • SIF Announces the 2022 Finalists for the Social Innovator Accelerator

    Meet 26 local nonprofits working for positive social change
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on November 04, 2021

    The Social Innovation Forum is pleased to announce the 26 finalists for the 2022 Social Innovator Accelerator cohort. We believe these organizations represent some of the nonprofit sector's most promising approaches to addressing greater Boston's toughest social issues. 

  • The Social Innovation Forum Secures Funding to Lead National Initiative

    $175,000 grant from Fidelity Charitable Trustees will support convening of a National Cohort Focused on Place-Based Social Change
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on September 29, 2021

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has received a $175,000 grant from the Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative to convene a national cohort of place-based, “marketplace making” organizations.

  • Maggie Cohen's Journey at SIF

    A reflection on planning SIF's first-ever national learning cohort
    • By Maggie Cohen
    • Published on September 29, 2021

    Maggie Cohen joined the SIF team this summer as our Special Project Summer Fellow. In this post, Maggie shares her insights and takeaways from planning SIF's first-ever national learning cohort! 

  • SIF's Core Values in Action

    Team Reflection on SIF's Core Values
    • By The SIF Team
    • Published on September 21, 2021

    In 2019, the SIF Team drafted our five Core Values: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Continuous Learning, Deep Relationships, Engaged Community, and Nimbleness. Read more about how the SIF team reflected on how the meaning of these core values in our work and how you can apply these values in your work with us! 

    SIF team
  • Reflections on The Promise of Trust-Based Philanthropy

    Taking action toward more equitable outcomes
    • By Aditi Dholakia
    • Published on August 11, 2021

    Aditi Dholakia, SIF’s Social Justice Philanthropy Fellow, reflects on flipping the philanthropic paradigm to more effectively meet the needs of nonprofit leaders and community organizers. Aditi’s reflections were inspired by “Sharing Power to Advance Impact: The Promise of Trust-Based Philanthropy,” a conversation between Carrie Avery, President of the Durfee Foundation, and John Brothers, President of the T. Rowe Price Foundation, moderated by Shaady Salehi, Executive Director of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, which was an event put on as part of SIF’s ongoing Funder Education programming. 

    TBP event