Announcing the 2020 Social Innovator Finalists

Seven Social Innovators will be selected in early December.

The Social Innovation Forum is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Social Innovator Accelerator cohort. We believe these organizations represent the nonprofit sector's most promising approaches to addressing some of greater Boston's toughest social issues. 

This year, we received 134 applications across seven social issue tracks. We would like to extend a special thanks to our evaluation committee, a group of 87 social issue experts, funders, and practitioners, who helped us select this outstanding group! The programs and organizations listed below recently completed the finalist interview process and will undergo final due diligence before seven Social Innovators are selected in early December. 

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic   
Track Partner: Boston Open Impact       


Advancing Arts Engagement
Track Partner: JAKET Foundation 


Nurturing the Whole Health of Children, Families, and Communities
Track Partner: Inspire Boston Funder Collaborative 


Promoting Teacher and Educator Training Opportunities for Effective and Innovative Approaches
Track Partner: Wellington Management Foundation 


Revitalizing New Bedford Through Community-based Efforts
Track Partner: Schrafft Charitable Trust  


Strengthening Financial Health Through Building and Increasing Social Capital 
Track Partner: Mass Mutual Foundation 


Supporting and Advancing Health of People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Caregivers 
Track Partner: Edith M. Ashley Fund at the Boston Foundation