Welcoming our 2021 Social Innovators!

Six Social Innovators to receive capacity-building support

The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is excited to welcome the six nonprofits in our 2021 Social Innovator cohort. 

These Innovators are working towards social change across six distinct social issue tracks, including workforce development, civic engagement, and remote learning opportunities during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. As a 2021 Social Innovator, each nonprofit will receive access to more than $150,000 of cash and in-kind services, including remote training, coaching, and consulting, from SIF and its partners.

“We extend a warm welcome to these six innovative nonprofits,” said Susan Musinsky, Executive Director of the Social Innovation Forum. “They are now part of the SIF community and we look forward to providing them with the support and access to resources they need to pivot and take their work to the next level over the next 24 months.” 

Below is the list of our 2021 Social Innovators along with sponsoring partners for each social issue track. Please forward this list to friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about these organizations! 

Again, welcome to our SIF community! 

Lead Sponsors: Anonymous, The Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, The Charlotte Foundation, and The Devonshire Foundation


Anything Goes: Innovative, Effective, and Sustainable Approaches to Our Region’s Toughest Social Issues
Track Partner: Boston Open Impact

Comprehensive Reentry Program, a model of Project Place
Combating Recidivism Through Comprehensive Re-entry Programs
Track Partner: Wagner Foundation

Everyday Boston
Dismantling Hate and Building Social Cohesion Within and Across Communities
Track Partner: The Beker Foundation

Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA)
Advancing Education and Career Opportunities for Immigrant Youth
Track Partner: Wellington Management Foundation

Neighbor to Neighbor
Promoting a Healthy Democracy Through Civic Engagement and Community Empowerment
Track Partner: Civic Engagement Funder Collaborative

The Loop Lab
Reinventing Remote Learning Opportunities During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic
Track Partner: Liberty Mutual Insurance

The 2021 Social Innovators were announced at the Social Innovation Forum's Warm Winter Welcome event, held on December 10 on Zoom. The new cohort of Social Innovators will start their work with SIF next week at their online orientation, where they will virtually meet their consultants and begin the intensive first six months of the Social Innovator Accelerator program.