Read all posts tagged Social Innovation

  • Launching Disasters.Data.Gov to Empower First Responders and Survivors with Innovative Tools and Data

    Today marked the launch of the new disasters.data.gov web portal, a new public resource that fosters collaboration and the continual improvement of disaster-related open data, free tools, and new ways to empower first responders, survivors, and government officials with the information needed in the wake of a disaster. The Administration is also unveiling the first in a series of Innovator Challenges that highlight pressing needs from the disaster preparedness community.


  • Operation AmeriCorps: Expanding Opportunity for All

    With this exciting new initiative from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), AmeriCorps members will expand their efforts to support tribes and localities in growing opportunity for all.


  • Pay for Success: Spreading What Works and Sharing What We Know Across the U.S.

    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.


  • Celebrating 100 Years of Community Foundations

    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.


  • #GivingTuesday 2014: Individual Action, Worldwide Impact

    Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation Jonathan Greenblatt explains how Americans participate in #GivingTuesday.


  • Investing in What Works: Federal Agency Awards Inaugural Pay for Success Grants

    The Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) announces the federal government’s most robust action to date in support of Pay for Success (PFS), a promising model for expanding innovative, highly effective social programs that achieve better results and can save tax payer dollars.


  • Enabling Business, Expanding Impact

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announces a series of important new measures to expand its landmark Impact Investment Fund. Inspired by the President’s vision of a more inclusive and sustainable economy, the Impact Fund was launched in 2011 as one of several federal initiatives designed to support America’s impact investment industry.


  • 20 Years of Lifting Up Communities

    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.


  • Demonstrating What Works at the White House

    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.


  • AmeriCorps Expands Presence in Tribal Communities

    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.


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