We are investing in Pay for Success partnerships to test new ways of investing in human capital, and to develop a commercially viable market for doing so.
by Demetric Duckett & Sindhu Lakshmanan
on Feb 26, 2020
For the ninth year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50, an impact investing showcase featuring fund managers with demonstrated financial capacity and a clear commitment to delivering social impact.
on Oct 18, 2016
The Initial Screening Criteria infographic provides an overview of how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in. The criteria is listed in a check-box format for the use of our networks and partners.
Demetric Duckett & Sindhu Lakshmanan
on Feb 26, 2020
For the ninth year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50, an impact investing showcase featuring fund managers with demonstrated financial capacity and a …
Ellen Ward & Sindhu Lakshmanan
on May 1, 2019
Annie Dear & Casey A. Littlefield
on Jul 18, 2017
An new evolution in Pay for Success could help improve outcomes for communities.
on Jun 8, 2016
This chart presents parties, financing, evaluation, time-frame and expected impact for Pay for Success transactions that have been implemented in the United States so far.
Andrew E Olson & Trent Van Alfen
on Jun 28, 2017
on Jun 23, 2017
on Jun 21, 2017
Five years into Pay for Success, an innovative policy shift will open the door to new strategies for driving better employment outcomes for thousands of youth.
on Jun 15, 2017
A new Pay for Success project in Massachusetts will help put 2,000 immigrants and refugees on the path towards achieving the American dream
on May 25, 2017
A new Pay for Success project will reduce recidivism and improve quality of life for those most likely to re-enter the prison system
Preparing Americans, especially low-income Americans, for quality 21st century jobs.
Eric Letsinger & Mark Kim
on Dec 13, 2016
Intrigued by the potential of the Pay For Success model, two organizations partnered to creatively apply the model to the vexing social and health challenges of green infrastructure.
on Nov 30, 2015
The 4Ps of Pay For Success Blog Series was the second Pilot Project we launched in an early 2015 effort to test our hypotheses about what makes for effective and impactful social change communications.
Eileen Neely & Elizabeth Reynoso
on Nov 15, 2016
Although we were initially drawn to Pay for Success as an innovative way to use capital, we quickly realized that PFS can drive public sector innovation as well. A government champion is critical for…
Sindhu Lakshmanan & Tynesia Boyea-Robinson
on Nov 8, 2016
When things go wrong in a PFS project—and they most likely will—it’s the quality of the partners’ collaboration that determines whether the project stays on track toward better outcomes for low-incom…
Eileen Neely led Living Cities' Capital Innovation work. She managed the Catalyst Fund and was pivotal in Living Cities efforts to explore and test Pay For Success financing models.
Ben Hecht & Ellen Ward
on Nov 1, 2016
The word "innovation" gets thrown around a lot, but in Pay for Success, whether or not a project encourages and enables innovation is a key consideration.
on Oct 16, 2014
Leading practitioners respond to 7 key questions about helping Americans with criminal records re-enter the workforce and access good jobs. This resource shares lessons learned from leaders across the country.
Eileen Neely & Sindhu Lakshmanan
on Oct 25, 2016
First and foremost, we believe Pay for Success projects should help improve the lives of low-income people in American cities. With all of the new projects coming onto the market, the first question …
on Oct 18, 2016
The Pay for Success field continues to gain traction. Our new blog series will walk you through how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in, in the hopes that ot…
on Sep 15, 2016
We are at a unique moment in time in our country where we need to harness capitalism and private capital in new and transformative ways to close racial gaps in income and wealth. The essays in this s…
Eileen Neely & Richard Edwards
on Jun 9, 2016
Upfront costs pose a barrier to getting Pay for Success deals off the ground. We've illustrated how the new "Construction Loan" will address those barriers and create opportunity to scale Pay for Suc…
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