The CEO SIF initiative requires the active participation of a range of partners, including the support of over 30 generous local and national funders:
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (MF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to aid City programs, and is the grantee of the Social Innovation Fund. The Mayor's Fund is committed to facilitating innovative public-private partnerships that support NYC's emerging needs, while simultaneously evaluating the efficacy and merit of programs for future funding. The Fund relies on individuals, foundations, and corporations to support public programs in areas including the environment, youth development, financial empowerment, health, volunteerism, and the arts. The Mayor's Fund also plays an important role in supporting relief efforts in times of natural disaster.
MDRC is a nonprofit education and social policy research organization that develops and evaluates bold new ideas aimed at improving the well-being of low income individuals and families. MDRC is assisting SIF subgrantees in partner cities with implementation and is leading program evaluations. Since 1974, MDRC has earned a reputation as a trusted and authoritative source of information about what works and what doesn’t work in education and social policy. MDRC is known for the high quality, integrity, and rigor of their research and of their commitment to building evidence and improving practice in partnership with school districts; community colleges; federal, state, and local governments; foundations; and community-based organizations.
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) began as a CEO initiative and the first local government agency in the nation with a mission to educate, empower, and protect New Yorkers with low incomes so they can build assets and make the most of their financial resources. OFE leads the SaveUSA program
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), an initiative of CNCS enacted under the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, is a new way of doing business for the federal government that stands to yield greater impact on urgent national challenges. The SIF targets millions in public-private funds to expand effective community solutions to social challenges in the areas of economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development and school support.
The SIF requires a generous private match. The Mayor’s Fund and CEO are grateful for the following partners in this effort:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Open Society Foundations, The Rockefeller Foundation, Altman Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Benificus Foundation, Catholic Charities of San Antonio, City of Memphis, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Ford Foundation, Fund for Our Economic Future, Goldman Sachs, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Haas Foundation, Hall Family Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Kresge Foundation, Ira W. DeCamp Foundation, Morgan Stanley, The New York Community Trust, The Nicholson Foundation, Pinkerton Foundation, Prudential Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Tiger Foundation, Tulsa Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, United Way of the Mid-South, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, Victoria Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Mayor’s Fund and CEO are seeking additional private funds to support these initiatives.