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  • Posted by Anthony Reyes on August 16, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Recently, the Treasury Department announced $186 million in new CDFI investments to 210 organizations. This represents the largest single announcement of award dollars and award recipients in the history of the CDFI Fund.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on August 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    The San Diego International Rescue Committee (IRC), the recipient of a Social Innovation Fund grant, helps refugees gain financial stability in their new homes.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on July 31, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    The SIF is elevating proven community solutions, helping build scale through philanthropic leverage and evaluation of results to fund programs that work.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on July 25, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Community Health Workers in the Washington AIDS Partnerships's innovative Positive Pathways Program are helping their neighbors overcome barries to treatment for HIV/AIDS.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on July 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    WorkAdvance, the recipient of a Social Innocation Fund grant, helps people looking for work get the career counseling, interviewing skills, and referrals to full-time jobs with room for advancement.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on July 5, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Buckelew Programs, a nonprofit organization that provides homes, jobs, and hope to people with mental illness, is the recipient of a Social Innovation Grant.



  • Posted by Doug Rand on June 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    White House staff and thought leaders in the impact economy are focusing on the Jumpstart Our Business startups (JOBS) Act, which enables "crowdfunding," an innovative approach to raising capital. Rather than depend on a few wealthy individuals or banks, crowdfunding supports startups by letting companies raise up to $1 million in small increments from many investors.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on June 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    The Promotores program links at-risk youth with counselors who help young people navigate issues like poverty, unemployment, and lack of affordable housing.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on June 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    The Social Innovation Fund invests money in nonprofits and foundations so they can accelerate the work of high-impact organizations like the Year Up program and replicate their approaches in new localities and markets.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on May 4, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Jonathan Greenblatt, Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, explains a proposed rule that would make it easier for philanthropies to make Program Related Investments.