Social Finance and DC Pursue the Nation's First Teen Pregnancy Prevention Social Impact Bond

Social Finance is partnering with DC to launch the nation’s first​ SIB aimed at reducing teen pregnancy and increasing educational outcomes for high school-aged youth. Read more here.

Social Finance and Bank of America Launch ​Veterans Feasibility Study

Social Finance has been commissioned by Bank of America to conduct a feasibility study exploring innovative financing solutions to expand critical services for military veterans. Read the release here.

 

Social Finance Drives Landmark New York State Deal

Social Finance, in partnership with New York State and CEO, is proud to announce the release of key documents related to the nation's first state-led SIB.

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Video: Impact Investing: The Second Act

Social Finance CEO Tracy Palandjian discusses the promise of Social Impact Bonds at the Clinton Global Initiative 2013 Annual Meeting.

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Foundations for Social Impact Bonds: How and Why Philanthropy is Catalyzing the Development of a New Market

Social Finance is delighted to share this study on philanthropy's role in the SIB market. Event video here Read more here

 

What's New

October 19, 2014

An article in The Atlantic describes the potential of social impact bonds (SIBs) to finance and scale an asthma prevention program for children in Fresno, CA.  Led by Niarv Shah, a Director at Social Finance, the program aims to make a significant impact on health programs that are outside the clinical setting. 

October 7, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools announced that they will use a SIB to provide high‐quality early childhood education to an additional 2,620 Chicago public school children over the next four years. The project represents the fifth SIB to launch in the US.

October 5, 2014

In an article in The Boston Globe, Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) describes the benefits that Social Impact Bonds can bring to the public and private sectors, calling them an approach that "deserves careful consideration from Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill."

October 1, 2014

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced the winners of its $12 million Social Innovation Fund Pay-for-Success grant competition today. The initiative aims to catalyze the field's growth by providing critical support to assess and develop PFS projects, and has the potential to lead to nearly 100 deals across the US.

Featured Publications

In their Strong Field Framework for SIBs published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Social Finance U.S. CEO...

Social Finance in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch is proud to announce the release of a Pay-for-...

Social Finance in partnership with the State of New York and CEO is proud to announce the release of key...

Blog

September 17, 2014

In a  New York Times Sunday Review article on September 14, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore “the way...

August 25, 2014

This summer, I had the privilege of serving as the first [Harvard University Institute of Politics] Director’s Intern at Social Finance (SF), a Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing investment capital to drive social progress.

Central to SF’s work is an innovative...

August 7, 2014

Today, Social Finance UK released the first official results on the Peterborough Social Impact Bond (SIB)—the groundbreaking...