The Community Outcomes Fund

Providing flexible, impact-driven capital to expand high-quality human services in low-income communities.

Outcomes financing represents a next-generation public-private partnership that combines market discipline with performance management, realigning government spending with evidence-based solutions to social challenges.

Driving better results for underserved, and often under-estimated communities.

Despite significant public spending, large swaths of individuals and families find themselves in a cycle of poverty and lack access to quality education, jobs, or other opportunities to thrive. Policy decisions are often disconnected from the evidence of what works and too often, government dollars are not aligned with the intended outcomes. Yet, when those government-funded human service programs don’t generate meaningful outcomes, it is individuals, families, and communities that lose.

By enabling government to link spending on human services with outcomes, the Outcomes Community Fund drives accountability and transparency and ultimately better results for communities.

More than 50 million families in the U.S. benefit from human services programs.

The government spends more than $800 billion per year on these programs.

Yet bi-partisan leaders posit that less than 1% of the funding is linked to evidence of actual impact.

See the change that’s already happening in communities.

By building public-private partnerships that align government spending with outcome in communities, the Community Outcomes Fund aims to bring accountability and transparency to human services and expand access to economic opportunity for those who have historically been left behind.

Expanding Access to High-Quality Pre-K in Memphis and Shelby County

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Investor returns are aligned with meaningful outcomes.

With outcomes financing, government and community leaders and other partners come together to leverage private dollars to fund the upfront delivery of high-quality services.

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“We spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on human services, often without clearly defining outcomes and how to measure them. The funds we committed to the early education social impact bond allow us to do just that.”
Ben McAdams, Former U.S. Representative, Former Mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah
"We know that early childhood education is a critical piece of a child’s life. That’s why we’ve worked hard to find resources to preserve and expand pre-k seats. I can think of no better cause and use of our resources."
Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County, TN
“After I graduated… JVS hosted a career fair… We did not go in search of it, the jobs came in search of us… I have been working one year at Spaulding Rehab Network and I’m loving it.”
Veronique O’Meally, JVS CNA program graduate and employee of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
“We spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on human services, often without clearly defining outcomes and how to measure them. The funds we committed to the early education social impact bond allow us to do just that.”
Ben McAdams, Former U.S. Representative, Former Mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah
"We know that early childhood education is a critical piece of a child’s life. That’s why we’ve worked hard to find resources to preserve and expand pre-k seats. I can think of no better cause and use of our resources."
Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County, TN

Dedicated to making a difference.

Our team of experts has a broad range of experiences and perspectives while always sharing the same goal: to drive long-term change in underserved communities.

Andi Phillips

Founder & Managing Partner

Simone Gross

Director

Shelby Kohn

Director

Ariella Rotenberg

Senior Associate

Margot Kane

Senior Advisor

Jeremy Keele

Senior Advisor

Luis Schwedler

Analyst

Alexander Mabie

Analyst

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