NCCD Embarks on New PFS Project with The San Diego Foundation
April 18, 2016 | by NCCD
NCCD, as a proud grantee of the Social Innovation Fund’s Pay for Success program, is excited to announce today a new project to assess a program’s capacity for the Pay for Success (PFS) approach to funding.
NCCD, as a proud grantee of the Social Innovation Fund’s Pay for Success program, is excited to announce today a new project to assess a program’s capacity for the Pay for Success (PFS) approach to funding. The San Diego Foundation will receive technical assistance from NCCD over the next 18 months to examine feasibility of using PFS in a program designed to address top barriers to a successful transition for formerly incarcerated young adults.
“One of the many ill effects of our country’s mass incarceration problem is the incredible challenges that formerly incarcerated people face when they reenter their communities to rebuild their lives. NCCD received competitive proposals from programs across the country, and through careful review and discussion, selected The San Diego Foundation’s project,” said NCCD’s Chief Executive Officer, Kathy Park. “We look forward to working with The San Diego Foundation to advance Pay for Success capacity in the San Diego community.”
“The Social Innovation Fund is proud to support the National Council of Crime and Delinquency through their Pay for Success grant,” said Damian Thorman, Director of the Social Innovation Fund. “With NCCD’s expert coaching and consulting assistance, we will have a better idea of where Pay for Success works, and where it might not, in the fields of juvenile justice and child welfare—all helping to drive government resources toward smarter, more effective programs that will make a real impact in the lives of children and families most in need.”
Kathlyn Mead, President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation, noted the strength of the San Diego community’s motivation to positively affect outcomes. “We look forward to building on the strong collaboration that is already underway in San Diego County between government agencies, community colleges, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropy to address the three greatest barriers to a successful transition for reentry youth: access to a safe place to live, education, and job opportunities.”
In October 2014, NCCD received $863,959 in investments from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF). As part of the SIF’s PFS initiative, NCCD is helping to strengthen the pipeline of state and local governments and service providers prepared to implement PFS projects across the country.
The San Diego Foundation has committed $50,000 in in-kind donations and $50,000 in cash match to their project.
Learn More About Pay for Success
Learn more about PFS in October 2016 at the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families, where representatives from NCCD, SIF, and other organizations working in the PFS field will discuss PFS in depth.