Information from the Pew Forum, including names and brief information on board members.

On Feb. 5, 2009, two weeks after taking office, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The new office retains the basic administrative structure of President George W. Bush's White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. The central White House office and satellite offices in 12 government agencies work together to encourage partnerships between the government and religious and community groups for the delivery of social services.

The White House office, led by executive director Joshua DuBois, has identified four primary goals:

”Connecting faith-based and community groups to economic recovery;
”Promoting interfaith dialogue and cooperation;
”Encouraging responsible fatherhood and healthy families;
”Reducing unintended pregnancies and the need for abortions, strengthening maternal and child health, and encouraging adoptions