SIF Announces 2024 Social Innovator Cohort

Eight nonprofits welcomed into 24-month capacity-building program

The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is excited to announce the eight nonprofits that will join our 2024 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 select social issue topic areas or "tracks" for that year's nonprofit accelerator program, and after a six-month evaluation process, a cohort of 8 nonprofit organizations were selected. 

"All year long, we’ve been celebrating SIF's 20th anniversary and the many accomplishments we've had along the way while carrying out our mission of creating positive social change in Eastern Massachusetts," said Director of Programs Tanya Inwald at the Warm Winter Welcome. "Today is all about building connections — for those of you in the room who are funders, and potential skilled volunteers  – we ask that you introduce yourself to our Innovators, learn about their remarkable work, and try to find ways to build deeper connections and support their work."

2024 Social Innovators

Advancing Educational/Workforce Pathways and Supports for Adolescents and Young Adults
Beat the Odds (BTO) Boston*
Top Notch Scholars, Inc.*
Kids in Tech, Inc.*
Track Partner: Youth & Education Collaborative

Building Financial Resilience
Just A Start Financial Empowerment Collaborative 
Track Partner: MassMutual Foundation

Disrupting Cycles of Harm and Building Pathways to Healing
Massachusetts Women of Color Network (MAWOCN)
Track Partner: Anonymous

Holistic Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing in Historically Excluded Communities (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disability)
Family Independence, Inc.
Track Partner: James B. Boskey Memorial Foundation

Pathways to Climate Resiliency
Boston Food Forest Coalition
Track Partner: Liberty Mutual Insurance

Strengthening Democracy Through Civic Engagement and Community Empowerment
Latinx Community Center for Empowerment (LCCE)
Track Partner: Jampart Charitable Trust

*The collaborative track is a partnership between three funders: Jim and Lisa Valone, Move the World Foundation, and Wellington Management Foundation. Three 2024 Innovators were selected on this track.