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This profile was last updated on 10/7/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Ian Thorne Simmons

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Co-Founder and Principal

Email: i***@***.com
Local Address:  Boston , Massachusetts , United States
Blue Haven Initiative
104 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge , Massachusetts 02138
United States

Company Description: Blue Haven Initiative makes investments in profitable companies, nonprofit organizations and new ventures creating positive social or environmental impact. To...   more

Employment History

  • President
    Foundation for Civic Leadership
  • Principal
    Foundation for Civic Leadership

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Issue One
  • Board Member
    Karibu Homes
  • Board Member
    Foundation for Civic Leadership
  • Founder


  • degree
    Harvard College
29 Total References
Web References
Team Members Archive - Blue Haven Initiative, 18 July 2015 [cached]
Ian Simmons, Co-Founder & Principal
Ian Simmons is Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, a family office dedicated to investing for-profit and non-profit capital to advance solutions to social and environmental challenges. BHI is currently focused on new opportunities in emerging markets as well as the United States.
Ian also initiates projects that enhance democracy. Results of projects that Ian has catalyzed have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, as well as on CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN. Most recently, Ian started the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE), now based at Tufts University. It is the first national research project to measure voting rates of college students on a campus-by-campus basis, and serves over 450 institutions.
Ian serves on the boards of Issue One, Youth Engagement Fund, and Karibu Homes, an affordable housing company in Kenya. He graduated with honors from Harvard College in 2000.
Ian ..., 13 July 2015 [cached]
Ian Simmons Director
Ian is Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, a family office dedicated to deploying for profit and non-profit capital to solve social problems. The projects conceived and catalysed by Ian have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and on CBS, NBC and CNN. He co-founded ActBlue a funding platform that has raised over USD 430m for over 10,000 organisations. Ian holds a degree from Harvard College.
Ian ..., 24 Oct 2014 [cached]
Ian Simmons
Ian initiates projects that improve democracy and is an impact investor. Ian is president of Foundation for Civic Leadership, a nonprofit that incubates public service projects. Ian was the silent partner in co-founding and seed-funding ActBlue, which makes it easier for citizens to create political change. Together with his wife, Liesel, he founded the Blue Haven Initiative to accelerate the social impact of their investing. Ian graduated with honors from Harvard College in 2000.
Ian Thorne Simmons ..., 19 Aug 2008 [cached]
Ian Thorne Simmons
Ian Thorne Simmons graduated with honors from Harvard College in 2000.He initiates projects that seek to enhance democracy and is a real estate investor.The results of various philanthropic and advocacy initiatives Mr. Simmons has conceived and catalyzed have been featured in media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the International Herald Tribune, as well as on CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN.Mr. Simmons was the silent partner in co-founding and seed-funding ActBlue, which makes it easier for citizens to raise money for candidates of their choice.ActBlue has channeled over $40 million in political contributions since 2004.Mr. Simmons volunteers as director of the Foundation for Civic Leadership.He has made site visits to exemplary businesses and outstanding nonprofit initiatives in India, Pakistan, Russia, Mexico, the United States, Japan, China, the Philippines, Pakistan, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Canada and Brazil.He also co-edited an anthology of wisdom tales from around the world about giving and receiving that is used in foundations, prisons and graduate schools.
University for a Night 2002 -- Discussion Topics, Distinguished Faculty & Hosts, 24 Sept 2008 [cached]
Host: Ian Simmons, Principal, The Foundation for Civic Leadership
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