Social Investors Forum

Investing in Bold Ideas for Social Good

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 addressing Utah’s most pressing community needs.

Since 2014, over $598,500 has been awarded to social enterprises to seed innovative ideas that can change our communities for the better. In addition to investments of capital, funded organizations have also received strategic guidance and mentorship on their projects from members of the SIF Investment Committee.

Applications for the next Social Investors Forum are now open.


Application Criteria

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, spin-off programs, or new initiatives in existing organizations committed to change.

How to Participate

Applications for the next Social Investors Forum are now open.

The health and safety of our Social Investors Forum participants is of utmost importance. Should COVID-19 be of concern in June, we plan to postpone the Social Investors Forum or hold it remotely. The event will still take place and we will provide updates closer to the event as necessary.


The Community Foundation of Utah will consider grants, loans, and other investments for selected proposals.

If you have additional questions about the Social Investors Forum, please contact .

The Community Foundation of Utah is honored to receive the generous support of:
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