SIF Pay for Success Subgrantee Competitions

Social Innovation Fund: Pay For Success.

In 2014 the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) reinforced its commitment to support innovative solutions and change how public and private sector investors allocate philanthropic resources by launching its SIF Pay For Success (PFS) program. This $30-plus million grantmaking initiative was designed to help cities, states, and nonprofits develop PFS projects, which tie funding for social services to its true impact in the community.  As of March 2016, the SIF's PFS program has awarded $18.1 million to eight private sector funders. These funders have, in turn, awarded more than $12.3 million to 65 organizations across 25 states and the District of Columbia. This investment has the potential to lead to nearly 100 PFS models across the country.  

Over the past two years the SIF PFS Grantees have released Requests for Proposals to select state and local government entities and nonprofit organizations to receive Pay for Success technical assistance and funding. The briefs: “Submitting Your Best Application to Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Grantees” and “An Analysis of Non-Selected Applications to Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Grantees” present an assessment of how SIF PFS Grantees scored applications, and findings from selected and non-selected applications. Applicants may review these briefs in order to submit a strong application for PFS technical assistance or funding from a SIF PFS Grantee.

SIF PFS grantees hold competitions for state and local governments and nonprofit organizations to receive subawards for either feasibility assessment and capacity building or transaction structuring support.  Please review the descriptions below of PFS grantees’ open competitions.


Open SIF PFS Subgrantee Competitions

SIF Grantee
Competition Description
Deadlines

Harvard University’s Government Performance Lab @ Harvard Kennedy School

Transaction Structuring

Target geography: National

Application deadline has passed, no open competitions at this time.

Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School, in partnership with Social Finance, Inc.

Technical Assistance and Educational Services to assist governments and nonprofit organizations with transaction structuring for projects they have deemed feasible and suitable for Pay for Success

Target geography: Nationwide

Webinar for Potential Applicants: May 10, 2017, 1:00 PM MST

Webinar for Potential Applicants: May 18, 2017, 1:00 PM MST

Non-binding Letters of Intent to Apply Due: May 26, 2017, 8:30 PM MST

Public cutoff for questions regarding the RFA: June 1, 2017, 8:30 PM MST

Applications Due: June 9, 2017, 8:30 PM MST

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Healthy Futures

Target geography: National

Application deadline has passed, no open competitions at this time.
Social Finance

Technical Assistance to Develop Outcomes Rate Cards

Target geography: National

Application deadline has passed, no open competitions at this time.

Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School

Feasibility Studies

Target geography: National

Application deadline has passed, no open competitions at this time.

Institute for Child Success

Feasibility Studies

Target geography: National

Issue area: Youth Development

Application deadline has passed, no open competitions at this time.
Third Sector Capital Partners

Technical assistance to governments focusing on developing an Integrated Data System (IDS) and PFS contracts to measure and improve two-generation outcomes (outcomes that foster the well-being of both parents and their children)

Target geography: National

Issue area: Youth Development

Webinar for Interested Applicants: June 27, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST (Register here)

Applications Due: July 28, 2017 by 5:00 PM PST

 

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