In 2014, we launched a three-year initiative to explore new ways to support programs that effectively serve California’s most vulnerable people. We partnered with the Nonprofit Finance Fund, a community development financial institution, to launch the California Pay for Success Initiative. Our goals were to find creative approaches to funding high-quality social services for California’s most vulnerable individuals, and to bring new, significant, and reliable resources to proven programs.
Photo to the left by Abode Service / Esteban Allard-Valdivieso.
Our participation in this effort concluded in 2018. We are very proud of the initiative’s achievements and hope that this effort will be an effective tool for funders, social services providers, and governments across the country to address some of society’s most challenging problems.
In September 2017, the Nonprofit Finance Fund released a scorecard to share learnings from the California Pay for Success Initiative. These learnings led to the launch and development of several projects and provides recommendations for how to accelerate social-sector transformation.
Three years ago, we launched the California Pay for Success Initiative as an experiment. With this time-limited project, we sought creative approaches to funding high-quality social services for society’s most vulnerable individuals, and to discover ways to bring resources to proven programs.Read the Story
Early this year, the James Irvine Foundation and Nonprofit Finance Fund launched the California Pay for Success Initiative to provide flexible funding and expert support for government and community leaders exploring opportunities to create Pay for Success agreements.Read the Story