We are catalyzing a movement.

At the Foundation for Social Connection (F4SC), we are leading the translation of research into action. We do this by fostering the development and implementation of evidence-based models to address social isolation, loneliness, and social connection.

What is social connection?

Our Approach to Advancing Social Connection

Research and Innovation are at the core of what we do.

The Foundation for Social Connection (F4SC) was founded in 2020 with the vision for all Americans to have the opportunities and evidence-based support necessary for a socially connected life. F4SC engages in education, increases public awareness, promotes innovative research, and spurs the development and implementation of evidence-based models that address social isolation and loneliness and promote social connection.

New Release

Action Guide for Building Socially Connected Communities

Designed for local leaders and changemakers, the interactive guide features a six-step process to engage partners and community members in implementing strategies to foster social connection. With this interactive toolkit, we invite you to bring together local leaders and members within your community to co-create effective, sustainable social connection action plans. Join us as we work to build connected communities across the nation.

Real-world change rooted in evidence

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Innovative solutions for disconnection are critical to our nation’s collective well-being. As available research on evidence-based solutions is limited, we team up with entrepreneurs, foundations, and corporations to design, test, and evaluate approaches to foster more socially connected communities.

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Evidence translation is at the heart of what we do. In partnership with our world-renowned Scientific Advisory Council and network of practice partners, we publish resources for public use, including the SOCIAL Framework. We advise government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders on best practices for robust data collection and measurement approaches.

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Through education, events, and communications we work to bring awareness to the harms of social isolation and loneliness, and the protective factor of social connection. Our annual Action Forum brings stakeholders from across the globe together to spur action. With partners such as Humana’s Far From Alone campaign and Eventbrite’s Social Connection Project we can target our approach to meet the needs of high-priority and vulnerable populations and the communities in which they live.

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F4SC increases public awareness through education, promotes innovative research, and spurs the development and implementation of evidence-based solutions that address social isolation and loneliness and advance social connection.

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