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Manhattan Moment: White House politicizes philanthropy

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In 2009, the Obama administration established a new initiative, the Social Innovation Fund, or SIF, saying that it would "scale up" existing programs for the poor in three areas -- "economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development." The fund's novelty was the way it would "scale up" these programs. The White House would choose an assortment of "intermediary grant making...

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