Public Sector Solutions

Our Approach

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Governments today manage substantial funding and policy levers addressing the most critical issues in our country. At Social Finance, we are committed to helping governments maximize the impact of taxpayer dollars to deliver better outcomes and deploy resources where they’re most needed. Since 2014, we have worked with more than 80 state, county, and city governments to generate measurable, data-driven impact.

Photo courtesy of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Office.

Our Services

We partner with elected officials, policymakers, civic leaders, community members, and service providers to:

  • Develop government funding tools that link funding to outcomes to maximize the impact of taxpayer dollars.

  • Analyze, integrate, and visualize data to support better decisionmaking.

  • Help actively manage for outcomes, establishing collaborative governance strategies to drive improvement and innovation.

  • Strengthen the capacity of government departments to enable more effective and equitable delivery of public services.

  • Support partners in designing and executing innovative programs, practices, and partnerships, grounded in Pay for Success principles.

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New Jersey Pay It Forward Program
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Nursing Simulation Lab at Hudson County Community Colleg on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Jersey City, N.J. (Charles Sykes/AP Images for Johnson & Johnson)

New Jersey Pay It Forward Program


Revolving workforce fund to upskill residents and fill critical job openings

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Aerial view Interstate 5 freeway and Verdugo Mountain in the San Fernando Valley near Burbank and Los Angeles, California.

Accelerating Guaranteed Income in California


Committed to a five-year program providing no-strings-attached monthly payments to low-income residents

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.

Governor Phil Murphy

State of New Jersey

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This contract with Social Finance is going to help staff identify and implement contracting models that support outcomes-based performance for homelessness services and equip us with the technical assistance to do so.

Steve Adler

Former Mayor of Austin, Texas, at a city council meeting

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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.

Beth Bye

Commissioner, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

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Social Finance has been a critical partner in our Department’s efforts to move forward policies that benefit Californians in need. The team brings expertise on creating programs that are person-centered, accessible, and streamlined.

Jennifer Troia

Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Social Services

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Working with Social Finance has been a pleasure. Their ability to manage a complex project with multiple partners is second to none. They’ve helped us move our project from concept to implementation seamlessly and strategically.

Kirsten Olson

Chief Executive Officer, Children & Families First

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[I was involved in a Social Impact Bond] that’s had astounding success: some $3,500 more in average income for folks who graduated from this program ... evaluated independently so no state funds were disbursed until goals were achieved.

Governor Deval Patrick

Founder and Chairman, TogetherFUND, on Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement

Headshot of Deval Patrick, wearing a quarter zip in a library.