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  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on October 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    The Obama administration celebrates the 20th anniversary of the CDFI Fund by convening government officials, business executives, and community leaders at the Treasury Department to mark the fund's achievements and to look at the prospects for its continued success.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on September 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    The White House hosts the first-ever “What Works Showcase” -- a live, interactive event featuring a diverse selection of SIF investments, including social entrepreneurs leading innovative nonprofits and social enterprises transforming lives and strengthening communities across the country.



  • Posted by Jodi Gillette and Wendy Spencer on July 16, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    As part of the Obama administration’s commitment to create lasting change in Indian Country, we are pleased to announce $3 million in AmeriCorps grants to support Native American communities.



  • Posted by Byron Auguste, Tom Kalil and Jonathan Greenblatt on June 25, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Today, at a White House roundtable on impact investing, senior Administration officials met with more than 20 private-sector investors answering the President’s call to action by announcing their new commitments to make more than $1.5 billion in investments that intentionally generate sound financial return as well as measurable social or environmental impact.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt and Robynn Sturm Steffen on May 12, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    The President launched Power Africa almost one year ago to double access to power in Sub-Saharan Africa. Exploring opportunities to unlock further investment in and growth of small-scale energy systems at the household and village level, the Administration recently hosted two events to engage nearly 60 impact investors and venture philanthropists interested in small-scale energy investment in Africa.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on February 25, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    The Social Innovation Fund announces its fourth open competition, making available $65.8 million in grant funding for intermediary organizations that want to accelerate the growth of effective, evidence-based community solutions.



  • Posted by Wendy Spencer on February 17, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    The Governor’s Council on National Service will engage leaders from state agencies, higher education, and the private sector to make recommendations on how to expand national service and volunteer opportunities in Iowa.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on January 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    The Administration is undertaking a targeted effort to support the needs of Holocaust survivors living in the United States.



  • Posted by Wendy Spencer and Jonathan Greenblatt on January 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to improving the world in which he lived—and challenged the rest of us to do the same. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service will honor his legacy as hundreds of thousands of Americans pay tribute by serving their communities.



  • Posted by Tom Kalil and Jonathan Greenblatt on December 17, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Well-conducted randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are widely regarded as the most scientifically-credible means of evaluating the impact of programs operating at scale. That’s why we’re excited about a competition the nonprofit, nonpartisan Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy is running, with funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.