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Posted byon November 26, 2014 at 4:14 PM EST
Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation Jonathan Greenblatt explains how Americans participate in #GivingTuesday.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM EST
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.
Posted byon October 2, 2014 at 2:50 PM EST
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.
Posted byon 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.
Posted byon 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.
Posted byon July 16, 2014 at 3:37 PM EST
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 byon June 25, 2014 at 7:49 AM EST
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 byon May 12, 2014 at 11:14 AM EST
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 byon 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.
Posted byon February 17, 2014 at 7:01 PM EST
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.