The Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) held a media advisory conference call today to provide details about the Social Innovation Fund. At the April 8 deadline, the Corporation received 69 proposals representing more than 260 collaborations of foundations, private investors, businesses, higher education institutions, nonprofits, and local government. The proposals were well balanced across the three priority areas of Economic Opportunity, Youth Development and School Support, and Healthy Futures. Several applicants focused on multiple priority areas. In total, 25 states and the District of Columbia were represented. Collectively, the applications requested $125 million in funding while providing commitments of $375 million in matching funds.
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