Center for the Greater Good

Current Projects


Tech Crunch

In partnership with Reframe It and the Knight Foundation, the project aims to develop a new approach that journalists who focus on legislation and policy can use to shape their reporting. In this way, the media can gain a deeper understanding of the best ways to deliver information and the most effective tools for engaging audiences around an issue.


Presidio Institute

Transforming the historic Fort Scott at the Presidio of San Francisco into a campus and platform for cross-sector leadership to solve society’s most significant challenges.


Marin Community Foundation

Center for Greater Good is working with Marin Community Foundation on the feasibility of a Social Impact Bond (Pay for Success) model to reduce chronic homelessness.


Kuhio Park

Center for Greater Good worked with The Michaels Organizations and AEGON to invest $47M from Google in a $135M project in Hawaii to revitalize Kuhio Park Terrace (KPT), including fourteen low-rise and two 16 story buildings .


John is a highly talented and disciplined professional. I had the honor and pleasure of working alongside him for over two years. John is an executive that easily handles strategic objectives with great tactical day to day efforts; helpful in all aspects who possesses a global vision of how to surpass challenges and embrace opportunities.

Peter Magdlener, Senior Account Executive – Latin America, VITRIA Technology, Inc

Success Metrics

The collective knowledge and efforts of the Center team has
successfully achieved:

  • $2.5B in financing and funding for community development and social
    impact organizations
  • 150,000 homes developed for low- to moderate income people

  • Extensive experience in systems change, innovation, strategy,
    scenario planning and cross-sector collaboration
  • Orchestration of a 3,000-member network of social innovators in the
    Bay area and worldwide, including the Finance Innovation Lab and
    International Futures Forum
  • Awards from the MacArthur Foundation, McKinsey, Harvard Business
    Review, Peabody and Goldman Sachs for Social Innovation
  • Aiding hundreds of corporations, governments and nonprofits to
    achieve their goals including:
  • Dubai Holdings, San Francisco, Port Metro Vancouver