SIF Announces 2023 Social Innovator Cohort

Eight nonprofits welcomed into 24-month capacity-building program

The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is excited to announce the selection of eight nonprofits for our 2023 Social Innovator cohort. Over the next two years, the Social Innovators will receive financial and capacity-building support  to help them gain visibility, expand their networks, and strengthen their impact.

Each year SIF works with a group of funding partners to define social issue topic areas or "tracks" for that year's nonprofit accelerator program, and after a six-month evaluation process, one Social Innovator is chosen on each track.

"As the Social Innovation Forum approaches its 20th anniversary, we remain committed to mobilizing resources and connections that allow impactful social change to flourish," said Director of Programs Tanya Inwald at the Warm Winter Welcome. "Today we welcome our newest cohort of Social Innovators. For those of you who are funders and potential skilled volunteers – we ask that you introduce yourself to our Innovators, learn about their remarkable work, and find ways to support them in achieving their missions."

2023 Social Innovators
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Advancing Holistic Education Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults
Track Partner: Wellington Management Foundation


Building and Sustaining Social Capital
Track Partner: MassMutual Foundation

Justice 4 Housing

Pathways to Housing Stability
Track Partner: Liberty Mutual Insurance

Latino Health Insurance Program

Community Approaches to Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
Track Partner: James B. Boskey Memorial Foundation

Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust

Advancing Environmental Justice Through Community Empowerment
Track Partner: The Devonshire Foundation


Experiential and Work-based Learning Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults
Track Partner: American Student Assistance

RIA, Inc.

Access to Comprehensive and Culturally Informed Mental Health Care
Track Partner: Poler Family Foundation

United Interfaith Action of Southeastern Massachusetts (UIA)

Equitable Outcomes in the Health and Wellbeing of Communities in the Fall River and New Bedford Areas
Track Partner: Wagner Foundation