Social Investors Forum

On Feb 14, 2014, the Community Foundation of Utah hosted the first Social Investors Forum (SIF), a venue for organizations to pitch innovative and sustainable ideas for solving social problems. Since 2014, $498,500 has been awarded to social enterprises by the SIF Investment Committee, a group of subject matter experts with a shared commitment to innovation and sustainability in the social sector. In addition to investments of capital, selected organizations may also receive guidance on investment and management strategy from members of the Investment Committee.

Applications for the next Social Investors Forum will open on August 15th. 



Proposals must meet the following criteria:

  • Utah-based: Must operate for the benefit of Utahns.
  • Innovative: Must demonstrate a novel approach to solving a social problem.
  • Sustainable: Must include a sustainable funding model.
  • Impact: Must describe the positive impact of your proposal and how impact will be measured.
  • Emerging: Preference is given to startups (or spin-off programs) or new initiatives in existing organizations committed to change.

How to Participate

The application will open on August 15th for the Fall 2019 Social Investors Forum. Please submit a concise application no later than September 12th at 5 p.m. Finalists will then be chosen to pitch at the Social Investors Forum on November 8th at Kiln Salt Lake City. The Investment Committee will consider grants, loans, and other investments for selected proposals.

We recommend typing your responses in the word document development form, and then copying and pasting your answers into the application.