Our founder recently wrote a piece for Huffington Post titled, “The Best New Ideas in Washington, From an Unexpected Source”. The piece highlights the unique work of DC Social Innovation Project and how we help cultivate new ideas for improving our community. Here’s a quote that really speaks to the essence of our mission:
Just as entrepreneurs starting a small business need support and access to capital, social entrepreneurs – like those DCSIP supports – need access to resources and funding to help propel their work; especially considering that most philanthropic funding and grants are given to established organizations with a track record of success. DCSIP takes a different approach: it helps passionate people with real experience and knowledge of their community start something that has the potential to make a big impact. DCSIP believes that someone who sees a problem, has relevant expertise to offer, and wants to do something about it should have access to funding and resources to make an impact on that problem — especially in a place like Washington, D.C.