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Tech-Driven Philanthropy: GreenLight Fund’s Role in Social Innovation

In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, join me, Neil, as I sit down with John Simon, Co-founder and Board Chair at GreenLight Fund, and Managing Director at Sigma Prime Ventures. We delve into how GreenLight Fund is reshaping social innovation across America.

Founded on the principles of venture philanthropy, GreenLight Fund identifies and scales proven nonprofit solutions to tackle systemic challenges faced by communities nationwide. With operations spanning 13 cities and plans to expand to 16 soon, their unique model bridges the gap between local needs and impactful solutions.

John shares insights into GreenLight Fund’s journey over the past two decades, from their grassroots origins to becoming a catalyst for change in underserved communities. We explore their rigorous approach to selecting and implementing high-impact initiatives, driven by data and community collaboration.

Discover how GreenLight Fund leverages partnerships with local governments, schools, and nonprofits to ensure sustainable impact and measurable outcomes. John also discusses their ambitious vision for the next decade, aiming to reach millions of families across 25-30 cities with tech-enabled solutions.

Join us as we uncover the transformative power of social innovation and discuss the future of philanthropy in driving meaningful change. What are your thoughts on scaling social impact through venture philanthropy? Share your insights with us after listening to this episode.

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