Sponsorship Innovation and Learning Fund (SILF): A Creative, strategic, and evidence-building resource within Save the Children’s Sponsorship Program

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Save the Children US

In 2009, the Save the Children’s Sponsorship Program launched the Sponsorship Innovation and Learning Fund (SILF) to identify, build evidence for, and scale programs that solve problems for children in new ways, by leveraging existing programmatic expertise within the cross-country laboratory of Sponsorship programming. Over the past eleven years, SILF has disbursed over three million dollars in funding to 46 innovative projects in 19 countries. In 2020, Demografix was hired to evaluate SILF to help Sponsorship understand SILF’s achievements and accelerate long-term impact and innovation within Sponsorship. This is the final report and the summary brief.

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