Funding for Innovation in the Human Service Sector
Re-imagining service networks. The fund provides human service organizations in Massachusetts an opportunity to dramatically rethink how they work in partnerships and coalitions to help the most vulnerable in their communities.
The small fund is an experimental response to the dismantling and neglect of the social safety net protecting the most vulnerable in our communities. It addresses the complaint from nonprofit leaders that organizations are stuck in old patterns and politics that limit their ability to address poverty, structural racism, and inequality in more creative, humane, and transformative ways.
Community-based services are understandably focused on critical day-to-day operations, and may not step back and consider new and innovative ways to deliver those services for even greater impact, effectiveness, or efficiency. The Fund is seeking approaches that problem-solve, experiment, and test new ideas that can lead to breakthroughs in serving populations in need.
Grant Range: $25,000 - $50,000 up to 3 years.
Letter of Intent Deadline: April 10, 2020
Funding Guidelines: Miller Innovation Fund