The recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article “Social Impact Bonds: More Than One Approach” highlights the work of Santa Clara’s Project Welcome Home and Los Angeles County’s Just-in-Reach project, both of which Third Sector has been deeply engaged. The article discusses how social impact bonds differ between projects and geographies, and how those differences impact implementation. More specifically, it points to Project Welcome Home as a great example of multiple funders working at difference risk levels and roles. And among the authors’ recommendations, they suggest that in the design of Pay for
Third Sector is pleased to announce it has been awarded $247,375 to improve community health from the Blue Shield Foundation of California’s Exploring the Value of Prevention grant. Third Sector with our partner, the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI), received funding to develop financing strategies to benefit multi-sector partnerships that improve community health. This funding brings together two leading organizations in their respective fields to collaborate on the pressing need to leverage siloed public funding streams. The project is one of sixteen that has received support to focus
Outcomes-Oriented ESE ToolkitNew toolkit guides CA counties in moving programming, contracting, and data practices towards an outcomes orientation
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) recently released an Outcomes-Oriented ESE Toolkit to support counties statewide in strengthening their Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) programs. Third Sector was engaged by CDSS and the California Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), to provide technical assistance and help advance an approach that focuses on outcomes and continuous improvement in the ESE program. The resulting toolkit guides counties in moving programming, contracting, and data practices towards an outcomes orientation.
As part of their California Work Opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids (CalWORKs) block grant, 52 counties in
This course will provide an introduction to social and environmental impact analysis – that is, how to understand through reporting about it that has been produced by others.
King County partners with Ballmer Group to expand access to outpatient mental health and addiction treatment
As many as 22,000 low-income people in King County will be eligible for same-day outpatient treatment for mental health and addiction services under an innovative new program announced today by King County, Ballmer Group and Third Sector Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based nonprofit advisory firm that collaborates with communities on how to contract for social services.
The “Pay for Success” model will allocate $1.4 million a year in incentive payments to mental health and substance use treatment agencies that provide outpatient treatment on demand for people in need.