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  • Mobilizing Capital in Places that Need it Most

    Recently, the Treasury Department announced $186 million in new CDFI investments to 210 organizations. This represents the largest single announcement of award dollars and award recipients in the history of the CDFI Fund.


  • San Diego Center Gives Hope, Aid to Refugees

    The San Diego International Rescue Committee (IRC), the recipient of a Social Innovation Fund grant, helps refugees gain financial stability in their new homes.


  • The Social Innovation Fund Adds Four New Intermediaries to its Portfolio

    The SIF is elevating proven community solutions, helping build scale through philanthropic leverage and evaluation of results to fund programs that work.


  • Fighting HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC

    Community Health Workers in the Washington AIDS Partnerships's innovative Positive Pathways Program are helping their neighbors overcome barries to treatment for HIV/AIDS.


  • Matching Jobseekers to Careers

    WorkAdvance, the recipient of a Social Innocation Fund grant, helps people looking for work get the career counseling, interviewing skills, and referrals to full-time jobs with room for advancement.


  • Helping People with Mental Illnesses Thrive

    Buckelew Programs, a nonprofit organization that provides homes, jobs, and hope to people with mental illness, is the recipient of a Social Innovation Grant.


  • The Promise of Crowdfunding for Social Enterprise

    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.


  • Shifting the Odds for At-Risk Youth

    The Promotores program links at-risk youth with counselors who help young people navigate issues like poverty, unemployment, and lack of affordable housing.


  • Social Innovation: A Strategy for Expanding Opportunity

    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.


  • Opening the Door for Program Related Investments

    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.


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