The Alliance for Children and Families launched Disruptive Forces in Action to showcase the innovative ways its members and others in the sector are harnessing the six forces introduced in its 2011 report, Disruptive Forces: Driving a Human Services Revolution. In its case study of Attracting Investors, Not Donors, Alliance member Hillside Family of Agencies and issue expert Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. discuss Pay for Success, an emerging funding model that unites nonprofits, government, and philanthropic and corporate investors around achieving a social return on investment.
Hillside has partnered with Third Sector
In December 2013, The California Endowment funded the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) and Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. (Third Sector) to conduct a feasibility study on restorative community conferencing (RCC) to better understand its potential to be used in a Pay for Success (PFS) project. RCC shows promise as an intervention that could be scaled through PFS given its preventive focus and the promising initial outcomes of youth served through RCC.
NCCD and Third Sector focused their feasibility analysis on Alameda County, California, where the Community Works West
Salt Lake County Launches Request for Proposals for Criminal Justice, Child/Maternal Health PFS Projects
The Salt Lake County Pay for Success Initiative has released two Requests for Proposals from qualified non-profits to provide comprehensive services that can improve criminal and other relevant outcomes for high-need populations. The two proposals are focused on criminal justice/recidivism and child/maternal health. Since 2014, the County has been working to assess the viability of implementing Pay for Success projects in the County. In January, Mayor Ben McAdams announced the selection of three issue areas to move forward with Pay for Success contracting: child/maternal health, criminal justice recidivism, and homelessness.