We’re excited that you can join us for our first-ever Social Innovation Fund Town Hall meeting, the kick off our fourth annual grantee convening. SIF, a key White House initiative, aims to transform lives and communities by mobilizing federal and non-federal investment to support and scale innovative, evidence-based, community solutions. During our Town Hall meeting you will hear from the dynamic speakers listed below what exciting new approaches and interventions are being tested, what’s working and what’s not, what our lessons can teach the field, and what’s next for the SIF and the social sector as a whole.
Jonathan Greenblatt, Director, White House Office on Social Innovation and Civic Participation
Danielle Gray, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary
Wendy Spencer, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service
Michael Smith, Director, Social Innovation Fund
Matthew Bishop, U.S. Business Editor and NY Bureau Chief, The Economist and author of Philanthrocapitalism
Carla Javits, President, REDF (The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund)
Lori M. Kaplan, President and CEO, Latin American Youth Center
We look forward to you not only watching the discussion but being part of the discussion as well. Use #SIFund to share comments, questions and ideas with our Twitter Correspondent who will be selecting questions from Twitter to be asked during the event.
The Town Hall meeting will feature inspirational talks and announcements from Jonathan Greenblatt, Wendy Spencer and Michael Smith followed by a state of philanthropy keynote from philanthropy trend watcher Mathew Bishop, and then close with an interactive discussion including exemplary SIF funding partners, grantees and Obama Administration officials discussing best practices, lessons learned and tough questions facing those focused on evidence-based grant making. The speakers will then take questions from the in-person and on-line audience.
Check out the videos below to learn about how the Social Innovation Fund is improving people's lives and transforming communities.