Category Archives: Organizations working on PFS

U.S. Department of Education

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The U.S. Department of Education now offers a page of resources related to Pay for Success, including links to Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and White House resources, a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, fact sheets and blogs, and links to information on Pay for Success projects in the U.S. U.S. Department of […]

Ready Nation

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ReadyNation was originally created in 2006 and has operated as a nonprofit since 2014. ReadyNation specializes in applying PFS finance to scaling up early childhood programs. It is leading an active effort to develop the research, operational and legal frameworks needed to set up successful early childhood PFS arrangements. ReadyNation also provides technical assistance and […]

Institute for Child Success (ICS)

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The Institute for Child Success — an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization — provides guidance on PFS, targeted technical assistance (with support from the Social Innovation Fund), and organizes the only major national conference focused on early childhood PFS, held annually. Institute for Child Success Website

Urban Institute’s Pay For Success Initiative (PFS Initiative)

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Established in 2015, the Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Initiative provides targeted technical assistance (TA) to clients seeking help with PFS projects, including Notice of Support Availability. The Initiative also maintains a website that features a library of PFS resources — including a forthcoming early childhood PFS toolkit — and organizes communities of practice. Urban […]

Social Finance U.S.

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This nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing investment capital to drive social progress designs and manages public-private partnerships across complex policy areas (e.g. education achievement gaps, health disparities). Its sister organization in England, Social Finance UK, launched the first Social Impact Bond. Social Finance Website

Centre for Social Impact Bonds in the United Kingdom’s Cabinet Office

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This U.K. government website compiles information about the country’s more than 32 PFS projects in areas like youth unemployment, mental health, and homelessness. Resources include case studies, information on best practices, current thinking, guidance on project development, cost-benefit analysis guidance, and a unit cost database (specific to U.K. costs). Tools from the Centre for Social […]

Corporation for National and Community Service

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The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Its Social Innovation Fund Pay For Success program empowers organizations to identify and support sustainable solutions through innovative funding solutions. SIF awards grants to identify, validate, and grow […]

Center for American Progress

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The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Its Social Impact Bonds Series offers issue briefs, reports and news items related to social impact bonds and PFS. Center for American […]

America Forward

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America Forward is the Washington, DC-based nonpartisan policy initiative of national venture philanthropy fund New Profit. The America Forward Pay for Success Task Force is dedicated to driving more efficient use of government resources toward programs achieving evaluated outcomes that measurably improve people’s lives. Its webpage offers information about policy priorities around PFS. America Forward […]