In an announcement made today about the US government’s Social Innovation Fund, President Barack Obama highlights the Scaling What Works project. This three-year project of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) is supported by a coalition of over 20 grantmakers. The aim is to clarify what is and isn’t working on the ground, thus ensuring that public and private resources, including Social Innovation Fund funding, can flow to the highest-performing non-profits.
The $5 million fund will be awarded this summer to a series of grantmaker intermediaries with experience and expertise in helping high-performing non-profits to grow. Both the White House and the backers of Scaling What Works see the initiative as well placed to assist that process.