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Posted byon July 5, 2012 at 2:30 PM EDT
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 byon June 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM EDT
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 byon June 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM EDT
The Promotores program links at-risk youth with counselors who help young people navigate issues like poverty, unemployment, and lack of affordable housing.
Posted byon June 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM EDT
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 byon May 4, 2012 at 5:02 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon April 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM EDT
Naila Bolus, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jumpstart, one of the largest part-time AmeriCorps programs, explains that investing in early education is investing in the future.
Posted byon April 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM EDT
The City of Salisbury transformed two neglected blocks of South Shaver Street and is an honoree for the Make A Difference Day city awards.
Posted byon April 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM EDT
In 2011, over 600 volunteers beautified 80 sites in one day and due to their efforts, Jersey City is an honoree for the Make A Difference Day city awards.
Posted byon April 20, 2012 at 7:45 PM EDT
The Department of Labor recognizes that active volunteering can help expand opportunity for unemployed individuals by enabling them to develop and maintain skills, expand their professional networks, and enhance their resumes while helping in their community.
Posted byon April 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM EDT
Neha Gupta, a 15-year-old from Pennsylvania who built a library for underprivileged youth, is a national honoree for the Make A Difference Day awards