Pittsburgh Nonprofit Summit - We Got Funded! What Social Innovations are Being Funded?


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Over 50 applications were submitted to the inaugural federal Social Innovation Fund and 11 agencies were awarded funding. Hear directly from the grantees of the SIF, learn about the re-granting process and find out what is required to compete at these levels. Also, hear the lessons learned from the first round and learn what is being changed for the current round of funding.

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  • NOFO - S:\\SCALING WHAT WORKS\\Partners and Collaborators\\CNCS\\NOFA_NOFO\\2011
  • Update on 2011 National Service Budget:http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/newsroom/statements_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1960 The FY11 CNCS budget about 94% of the agency’s FY 2010 enacted levelCNCS funding as a whole will be subject to an additional 0.2% rescission that is being applied across the board to non-defense federal agenciesFrom Paul Carttar, April 20 SWW advisory group callFY11 includes $50 million for the Social Innovation Fund11 grants in 2010 - 6 are two-year; 5 are one-yearIn 2010 “annual run rate” was $40 million, so $10 M was applied to 2nd year, which means that with the additional $50M in FY11, $30M to 11 existing grantees and $20M to new grants
  • Pittsburgh Nonprofit Summit - We Got Funded! What Social Innovations are Being Funded?

    1. 1. We Got Funded! <br />What Social Innovations are Being Funded?<br />11:30am – 12:45pm<br />Facilitator: Wendy Etheridge Smith, United Way of Allegheny County<br />Speakers: Mike Baker, United Way of Greater Cincinnati / Nancy Murphy, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations / Christopher Walker, Local Initiatives Support Corporation<br />
    2. 2. Share your thoughts!<br />Text “Summit” to 57682 with your <br />feedback and thoughts on today’s <br />event!<br />Share your thoughts on Twitter <br />by adding #GPNPSummit to your <br />tweets!<br />
    3. 3. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Social Innovation Fund<br />Supporting effective, innovative community solutions <br />from cradle-to-career<br />
    4. 4. Who Are We?<br />Funders Collaborative of 15 local funding partners<br />Led by the Strive Partnership and United Way of Greater Cincinnati<br />Received $2 million over two years from the Corporation of National and Community Services<br />
    5. 5. Background for the SIF<br />History of Funders Collaborating<br />Issue based<br />Responsive<br />History of Evidence-Based Funding<br />History of Collective Impact<br />The Strive Partnership<br />
    6. 6. Cradle-to-Career<br />The SIF is focused on five key community indicators:<br />Kindergarten Readiness<br />Fourth Grade Reading<br />High School Graduation/College Preparedness<br />Post-Secondary Enrollment and Completion<br />Sustained Employment<br />
    7. 7. Evidence of Effectiveness<br />Applicants for funding had to demonstrate evidence of effectiveness towards at least one of the priority outcome areas<br />Had to demonstrate level of evidence:<br />Preliminary<br />Moderate<br />Strong<br />
    8. 8. Subgrantee Selection Process<br />Community Information Session (230 ind.)<br />Letter of Intent (79 submissions)<br />Required Training on Demonstrating Evidence of Effectiveness and Continuous Quality Improvement (78 orgs.)<br />Full Submission (33 applications)<br />Proposal Review<br />Site Visits (11 Finalists)<br />Subgrantee Selection (9 Subgrantees)<br />
    9. 9. Subgrantees<br />Kindergarten Readiness<br />Cincinnati Museum Center<br />Consortium for Resilient Young Children<br />Every Child Succeeds<br />Cincinnati Public Schools<br />High School Graduation<br />Leadership Scholars<br />Covington Independent Schools<br />Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center<br />Post-Secondary Enrollment and Completion<br />University of Cincinnati<br />Sustained Employment<br />Easter Seals Work Resource Center<br />
    10. 10. Local Initiatives Support Corporation Social Innovations Fund:Financial Opportunity CentersChris Walker, LISC Research and Assessment2011 Nonprofit SummitPittsburgh, PAMay 2011<br />
    11. 11. Critical Assumptions<br /><ul><li>Lasting economic improvements require stable employment
    12. 12. People stay employed when work ‘pays”
    13. 13. Work pays when finances are in order: manageable debt, affordable expenses
    14. 14. Financial health a culmination of a series of smaller victories and changes in behaviors/habits</li></li></ul><li>Financial Opportunity Centers Logic Model<br />Career Advancement<br />Complete education or training<br />Obtain employment<br />Retain employment<br />Increase wages and hours<br />Tailored bundled services, including:<br />Number receiving:<br />Services in 2 of 3 areas<br />Services in 3 of 3 areas<br />Enroll in education/ training/college<br />Job readiness training<br />Job counseling<br />Financial coaching<br />Financial education<br />Complete budget and balance sheet<br />Credit report review<br />Work on building credit<br />Enroll in Twin Accounts<br />Work on saving using savings vehicles<br />Credit union membership<br />Develop plan to resolve medical debt<br />Income support counseling<br />Screen for supports<br />Apply for supports<br />Tax prep services<br />Employment/Training<br />Job readiness training<br />Computer/web skills<br />Occupational training<br />Basic education<br />Transitional jobs<br />Job placement<br />Retention support<br />Low-to-moderate income families<br />Improve Credit Rating<br />Correct credit report errors and show positive activity on report<br />Move from un-scored to scored<br />Develop relationships with mainstream financial institutions<br />Increase credit scores<br />Maintain strong credit profile<br />Trusted community-based agencies<br />Income Supports<br />Benefits screening<br />Benefit application<br />Tax prep services/EITC<br />Increase Net Income<br />Obtain income supports<br />Increase income from work and supports<br />Get income to equal expenses<br />Use improved credit scores to get better terms and rates on expenses<br />Move to positive net income<br />Staff with expertise in employment, training, financial services, income supports<br />Financial Services/Tools<br />1:1 coaching<br />Financial education workshops<br />Credit report review<br />Budget and balance sheet creation/review<br />Credit building loans<br />Savings vehicles<br />Secure credit cards<br />Medical debt resolution<br />Increase Net Worth<br />Increase savings <br />Decrease liabilities<br />Resolve long-term debt, e.g., medical debt<br />Use improved credit scores to build assets, e.g., housing, car, retirement, education<br />
    15. 15. SIF BASICS<br />YR1 Award Amount: $ 4.2<br />National Match: 4.3 <br /> (From National LISC) (3.2)<br /> (From Local LISC) (1.1)<br />Subgrantee Match: 6.9<br />Total: $15.4 million <br />National Match From: Citi, MacArthur, Casey, Walmart<br /> Bank of America, US Bank,<br /> Open Society Institute<br />Subgrantees: 10 LISC Sites; 47 sub-grantees<br />
    16. 16. LISC Financial Opportunity Centers<br />Duluth<br />1 site<br />Twin Cities <br />5 sites<br />Milwaukee<br />Chicago<br />11 sites<br />Michigan Statewide<br />4 sites<br />Detroit<br />7 sites<br />Boston<br />Rhode Island<br />4 Sites<br />Newark<br />San Francisco Bay - 3 sites<br />Philadelphia<br />Cincinnati<br />4 sites<br />Indianapolis <br />6 sites<br />San Diego<br />4 sites<br />Houston<br />6 sites<br />SIF Locations<br />
    17. 17. LISC Sub-Grant Process<br /><ul><li>Published RFP and Bidders’ Webinars
    18. 18. Review Included Site Visits
    19. 19. Panels Include External Parties
    20. 20. Common Scoring Sheet for All Sites; National Review of Reviews
    21. 21. Review Summaries Posted On-Line
    22. 22. Scoring Available on Request</li></li></ul><li>LISC Chicago Preliminary Data <br /><ul><li>72% recorded gains in net income
    23. 23. 43% show long-term job retention of at least six months
    24. 24. 42% show increases in credit scores
    25. 25. 43% increased net worth</li></li></ul><li>SIF Evaluation Basics<br /><ul><li>Evaluator: Economic Mobility, Inc.
    26. 26. Quasi-Experimental Impact Design: 3 Chicago Subgrantees</li></ul> and 3 Chicago one-stop centers<br /><ul><li>Baseline and Year 2 interviews with 825 clients </li></ul> and 825 comparisons<br /><ul><li>Secondary comparisons with SIPP respondents
    27. 27. Implementation analysis in Chicago: interviews and </li></ul> ETO outcomes data<br />
    28. 28. Challenges of Scale<br /><ul><li>Securing match where support is already “encumbered”
    29. 29. Building LISC and subgrantee capacity in expansion sites
    30. 30. Embedding model in existing system
    31. 31. Ramping up national infrastructure
    32. 32. Active use of performance data</li></li></ul><li>We Got Funded! What Social Innovations are Being Funded?<br />2011 Nonprofit SummitMay 12, 2011<br />Pittsburgh, PA<br />
    33. 33. Top Five Myths and Facts of the Social Innovation Fund<br />
    34. 34. Myth #1: Only relevant for large, national foundations<br />FACT:<br />Intermediaries include two state-wide health foundations, a local United Way agency, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and DC-focused Venture Philanthropy Partners <br />Many community foundations, local United Way agencies among subgrantees<br />Funding partners include many regional foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations and small family foundations<br />
    35. 35. Myth #2: All the grantees were just the “usual suspects” <br />FACT<br />The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation <br />United Way of Greater Cincinnati<br />Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky<br />New Profit Inc.<br />Missouri Foundation for Health<br />REDF<br />Jobs for the Future, Inc./ National Fund for Workforce Solutions <br />LISC <br />AIDS United <br />NYC Center for Economic Opportunity/ Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City<br />Venture Philanthropy Partners <br />
    36. 36. Myth #3: The money is only going to large cities on the coasts<br />
    37. 37. Myth #4: Everyone must have randomized control trials as evidence base<br />FACT:<br />CNCS is committed to funding promising efforts with only preliminary evidence so that they can access Social Innovation Fund funding to build their evidence base over time. <br />Preliminary evidence = based on a reasonable hypothesis supported by research, such as pre- and post-tests or outcome studies tracking participants’ responses at the end of a program. <br />One goal of SIF intermediary evaluation plans should be to increase the number of programs over time that have moderate or strong evidence of program effectiveness. <br />* From CNCS 2011 NOFO and related FAQ<br />
    38. 38. Myth #5: There is no money available for new grants<br />FACT:<br />Social Innovation Fund FY11 appropriations at level funding of $50 million <br />Approximately $15-20 million available for FY11 appropriations for new grants <br />FY12 President’s budget request is $70 million <br />
    39. 39. Conclusion<br />
    40. 40. Thank you from the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership!<br />
    41. 41. Workshop Evaluation<br />Text “SIF” to 57682 with your answers to the following questions:<br />Please rate the overall value of this workshop<br /> E – Excellent G – Good P – Poor F – Fair <br />Did you learn anything that you will apply at your own organization?<br /> Y – Yes N - No<br />Please text other comments and feedback.<br />Submit by hitting “send!” You will receive an auto-reply from the GPNP.<br />Sample text: “SIF E Y My organization is facing the same challenges with scale, I’m glad to hear others are going through it as well.”<br />