Pioneering Innovative Financing for Social Progress

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We work to measurably improve lives at the individual, community, and systems levels. Since 2011, we have mobilized $350 million to help people and communities. Learn more about our impact in our 2022 year in review.

We work with leaders across the country to create partnerships and investments that change lives.

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Impact Spotlight: Economic Mobility

Through our work, we’re helping more than 40,000 Americans train for good jobs.

Blending public and private capital, our economic mobility portfolio expands job training, student-friendly financing, and supportive services for people facing barriers to education and employment. We're pioneering impact-first investments to upskill more than 40,000 Americans for in-demand, family-sustaining careers.

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800+

learners

American Diesel Career Impact Bond

73%

median increase in income

89%

of graduates whose tuition is covered by employers in the current investment

We’re looking towards settling down, buying a house, doing the American Dream stuff. We’re just excited about our future.
Cam Judy
American Diesel Career Impact Bond graduate
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We work with dedicated cross-sector partners.

We have worked with more than 600 organizations that seek accountable systems change. Together, we aim to reorient social and economic systems to support data-driven, outcomes-based practices.

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We are proud to work with Social Finance, the recipient of our largest economic opportunity investment to date. They have met the challenge head-on, designing a first-of-its-kind loan fund to provide workforce training and support.
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Hector Mujica
Head of Economic Opportunity, Americas, Google.org
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Pay It Forward, developed in collaboration with Social Finance, will make New Jersey stronger and fairer by providing access to job training for residents who need it most. Creating equitable opportunities is what we stand for.
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Governor Phil Murphy
State of New Jersey
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American inequality is significantly a function of the way our economy is organized. By developing innovative financial tools, Social Finance is helping to shape the field of impact investing—and reshape our economy along with it.
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Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation, at Workforce Realigned national launch event
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New, sophisticated cross-sector partnerships are emerging that expand access to training and opportunity. Through this work, Social Finance helps business leaders adapt to a fast-changing economy and uncover better ways to invest in talent.
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Lata Reddy
Senior Vice President of Inclusive Solutions, Prudential Financial; Chair, The Prudential Foundation
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Social Finance’s teams collaborate with agency staff in a way that encourages thinking, innovation, and implementation. Their innovative ideas from their research and work with other places have helped CT get projects over the finish line.
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Beth Bye
Commissioner, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
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We’re proud to support the UP Fund to scale Career Impact Bonds across the United States. Through this sustainable impact investing vehicle, the Fund aims to help catalyze economic mobility and close the nation’s skills gaps.
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Eric Braverman
CEO, Schmidt Futures
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Social Finance helped us operationalize tools to understand outcomes of our nine programs that serve 60,000 children and youth. From design to implementation, they provided technical assistance that has been professional and specialized.
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Sarah Abrahams
Deputy Associate Commissioner, Prevention and Early Intervention, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
By helping individuals who have faced financial barriers achieve economic self-sufficiency, Social Finance is addressing a root cause of health inequity. This benefits health workers, patients, health institutions, and communities.
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Dr. Lauren A. Smith
Chief Health Equity and Strategy Officer, CDC Foundation

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