Jonathan Greenblatt serves as the Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (OSICP). He is an accomplished social entrepreneur and corporate executive with a track record of creating real jobs and building successful businesses. He is the co-founder of Ethos Water, the bottled water that helps children around the world get clean water. Ethos was sold to Starbucks Coffee Company in 2005. As a senior executive at Starbucks, Greenblatt expanded the business significantly while also serving on the board of the Starbucks Foundation. He also has served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide, whose products include GOOD Magazine. Jonathan has been an operating partner with Satori Capital, a private equity firm focused on conscious capitalism and impact investing. He is the founding president of a breakthrough open source platform for service and volunteering used on many websites, including serve.gov. He was appointed to the faculty of the Anderson School of Management at UCLA in 2007 where he developed and taught its MBA-level coursework on social entrepreneurship. Most recently, he founded the Impact Economy Initiative of the Aspen Institute. Jonathan worked at NEC in the Clinton White House, focusing on issues of trade and technology. He also developed international economic policy in the Commerce Department.
Jonathan Greenblatt 's Posts
- December 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM EST
In 2012, President Obama prioritized Pay for Success (PFS) as one of the key strategies in his second-term social innovation agenda. PFS is a rapidly expanding approach to funding social services that is making great progress around the country.
- December 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM EST
America has led the world in developing a national culture of civic participation, but one of the most enduring institutions that we created has been the community foundation.
- October 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM EST
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.
- September 23, 2014 at 3:22 PM EST
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.
- September 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM EST
Today, millions of people across the country will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 through acts of service. To honor the memories of those we lost, we come together to make our communities better and our world a brighter place through acts of volunteerism.
- February 25, 2014 at 12:42 PM EST
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.
- January 24, 2014 at 2:02 PM EST
The Administration is undertaking a targeted effort to support the needs of Holocaust survivors living in the United States.
- November 26, 2013 at 12:25 PM EST
#GivingTuesday is a worldwide effort to raise awareness and motivate action for the common good.
- November 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM EST
Pay for Success is an innovative approach for the government to partner with philanthropic and private investors to fund proven and promising practices, significantly enhancing the return on taxpayer investments.
- March 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM EST
Serving communities since 1994, AmeriCorps volunteers touch the lives of millions. We honor this tradition as we celebrate AmeriCorps Week.