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Social Innovation is at the heart of the work we do 365 days a year at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Our programs provide financial, human, and social capital to support the identification, development, and growth of nonprofit and for-profit social ventures that are implementing new and innovative solutions to the most urgent challenges facing North Texans in education, income and health.

Innovation Lab

The continuum of programs to support social ventures at various stages, including our Social Innovation Incubator, Accelerator, and Model Replication.

Impact Investing

Enabling for-profit ventures to create a meaningful social impact—and re-investing returns on United Way’s investments into new impact initiatives.

Innovation Challenges

A variety of social innovation competitions to identify, elevate, and activate transformative solutions to community challenges across North Texas.

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The Social Innovation Accelerator in collaboration with Accenture encourages the creation of bold new solutions that advance progress toward United Way’s Aspire United 2030 impact goals. The program provides entrepreneurs with the critical resources—funding, mentorship, and community connections — to accelerate the growth and stability of their innovative ventures.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

The Pitch

The culminating event of the Social Innovation Accelerator, where five finalists share their big ideas to strengthen North Texas and…

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Health Innovation Tech Challenge

A competition with $1 million in prizes to identify, elevate, and activate transformative solutions to community health challenges in North…

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