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Social Investors Forum (SIF)

Opportunity for Utah Nonprofit, For-Profit, and Hybrid Organizations
to Receive Funding or Mentorship to Address Social Issues

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Utah (CFU)

Deadline Date:

04/26/19 5:00 PM


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Opportunity for Utah nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid organizations to pitch sustainable, creative ideas that address social issues in order to receive grants, loans, or mentorship. Investments will be considered for projects that aim to improve the quality of life for Utahns. In addition to financial investments, recipient organizations may also receive guidance on investment and management strategy from members of the Investment Committee. Preference is given to emerging organizations and startups (or spin-off programs), or new initiatives in existing organizations committed to change.

Finalists from the Call for Investments will be invited to pitch to the Investment Committee on June 5, 2019. The Investment Committee may consider loans, grants, or mentorship for proposals with a core focus on creating positive social change. Proposals must meet the following criteria:
- Utah-based: Must be operated in Utah, for the benefit of Utahns.
- Innovative: Must demonstrate a compelling new idea, a novel approach to solving a social problem.
- Sustainable: Must include a commitment to a sustainable funding model.
- Impact: Must describe the positive change or impact of the proposal.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185712

Number of Grants:

Up to five applicants will be selected to pitch to the Investment Committee.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Investments will be considered in nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid organizations committed to improving the quality of life for Utahns.

All organizations (nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid) are required by Utah State Law to have a Charitable Solicitation Permit (nonprofit, hybrid) or Exemption (for-profit). If your organization is to be awarded, you must submit proof of your permit or exemption before funds will be disbursed. Apply here:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted from April 1st at 12:00 a.m. to April 26th at 5:00 p.m.

Applying for the Social Investors Forum is a two-part process. First, organizations submit a concise Call for Investments, which will be screened by a selection committee. Second, finalists are chosen to present their idea at the Social Investors Forum. The Investment Committee will consider grants, loans, and other investments for selected proposals.

The Spring 2019 Social Investors Forum will be held on June 5, 2019. Up to five applicants will be selected to pitch to the Investment Committee. Presentations may be no more than 10 minutes in length and should involve no more than two individuals, each of whom must play a leadership role in the execution of the idea or program presented. Presenters will then field questions from the Investment Committee for an additional 10 minutes.

All pitch participants will be required to go through a conference call pitch training on May 22nd at 8:30 a.m.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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To register for the Spring Forum:

If you have questions about the submission process, please email:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah