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Posted byon July 16, 2014 at 4:37 PM EDT
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 8:49 AM EDT
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 12:14 PM EDT
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 1:42 PM EDT
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 8:01 PM EDT
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 byon January 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM EDT
The Administration is undertaking a targeted effort to support the needs of Holocaust survivors living in the United States.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT
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 byon December 17, 2013 at 5:06 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM EDT
#GivingTuesday is a worldwide effort to raise awareness and motivate action for the common good.
Posted byon November 25, 2013 at 3:58 PM EDT
Last Monday, in the midst of National Entrepreneurship Month and as countries around the world celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week, the USAID and the Government of Sweden rolled out a new $15 million competition to support entrepreneurs who are strengthening global food security through market-based solutions that reduce water scarcity in the food supply chain.