The Social Innovation Forum is excited to announce the addition of a new social issue track to our Social Innovator Accelerator this year. We are now accepting nominations and applications on our eighth track, “Ensuring Long-term Success for Young People with Disabilities,” supported by the Edith M. Ashley Fund at the Boston Foundation.

Small to mid-sized organizations, with budgets between $100,000 – $2 million, working to support successful transitions to adulthood for young people with disabilities are now eligible to apply. This track will have a special information session on Monday, August 13 from 9:00-10:30 am and will follow an expedited application process. For more details, please visit*Please note: the application process for all other tracks is closed.

To nominate an organization for the “Ensuring Long-term Success for Young People with Disabilities” track:

  1. Read through our Applicant Guide to determine if the organization is a good “fit” for our Social Innovator Accelerator, which provides access to cash and in-kind benefits valued at $150,000 over the course of 24 months.
  2. Fill out our quick online nomination form (self-nominations as well as anonymous nominations are welcome!). You can also call us at 617.492.2305 to submit nominations over the phone.
  3. The nominee will then receive a link to the online application portal, after which they can create an account and complete the online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Thursday, August 30 at 5:00 pm. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Want to learn more about the Social Innovator Accelerator? Please visit our website for more information about this year’s accelerator, including eligibility requirements and more information about this track.

Warm regards,

The Social Innovation Forum Team

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