SIF Pay for Success National Process Evaluation

SIF Pay for Success
Corporation for National and Community Service

In 2014, the Social Innovation Fund launched a new program to support the expansion of Pay for Success models in the United States. In its inaugural year, the Pay for Success (PFS) program awarded eight organizations grants to either assess the feasibility of launching Pay for Success projects, or support the transaction structuring of Pay for Success projects, in three issue areas: economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development.

The Social Innovation Fund commissioned Abt Associates to develop the following reports and special topic briefs to provide practical insights on specific aspects of Pay for Success programming and assist stakeholders in making informed decisions as they explore and implement projects.

  • Special Topics Brief: Using Pay for Success in Health Care - 2016

  • Special Topics Brief: Pay for Success as an Impact Investment - 2016

  • State of the Pay for Success Field II: Emerging Literature, Updates, and Tools - 2016

  • Special Topics Brief: Pay for Success Financial Mechanisms - 2015

  • Special Topics Brief: Service Provider Capacity Building for a Pay for Success Project - 2015

  • Stakeholder Perspectives on the Current State of the Pay for Success Field - 2015

  • State of the Pay for Success Field: Opportunities, Trends and Recommendations - 2015

CNCS Program(s): 
Social Innovation Fund
CNCS Focus Area(s): 
Capacity Building
Economic Opportunity
Healthy Futures
Youth Development (SIF)
Focus Population(s)/Community(s): 
Outcomes Category(s): 
Non-profit Development
Improving CNCS
Study Type(s): 
Case Study or Descriptive
Study Design(s): 
Abt Associates
Date Posted Online: 
April 14, 2016
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