HFLI Social Innovation Studio

HFLI Expands Design Innovation Program for Social Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits

DEARBORN, Mich. – November 27, 2018 – Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI), a nonprofit committed to redesigning how we learn and lead, is putting the emphasis on ideas with the development and expansion of its design innovation program. Social Innovation Studio features a multi-stage process to help social entrepreneur teams and nonprofits make promising ideas even more compelling to beneficiaries of the idea and investors alike.

Last fall, HFLI launched Social Innovation Studio with Ford’s corporate foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, to capitalize on growing millennial interest in and demand for participation in social entrepreneurship projects. Following a successful pilot, Social Innovation Studio is expanding to include emerging projects and NGO partners from Ford’s global communities. HFLI’s design innovation program can also be sponsored by other accelerators and foundations to support their participants and grantees.

“HFLI’s model for designing responses to complex community challenges will enable Ford Fund to invest in, and partner with, our nonprofit grantees in a way that creates transformational, long-lasting change in, with, and for communities” said Todd Nissen, director, Ford Motor Company Fund.

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