Pay for Success Feasibility Grant

The purpose of this request for proposals is to select local, state, tribal, territorial governments and/or nonprofits in the target geography to receive services from the Sorenson Impact Center to explore the feasibility of proposed PFS projects. Sorenson Impact will support the activities of selected Service Recipients by providing grantees with technical assistance to assess feasibility and develop PFS capacity.

Grantees will focus on funding solutions in SIF’s priority areas of economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development. Furthermore, SIF’s goal with its Pay for Success (PFS) competition was to accelerate the PFS field by diversifying the sector, in terms of social issue areas, geographies and implementing organizations. 


  • Executive and agency/department offices within state, county, city, local, territorial and tribal governments.
  • Nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

2017 subrecipient cohort announcement

  • May 4—Sorenson Impact Center Selects Seven Subrecipients to Participate in National Pay for Success Initiative

    Two government entities and five nonprofit service providers have been selected to receive funding and technical support to advance evidence-based programs. Read full Press Release.

Additional information         

  • For questions, please contact Sara Peters, Director of Social Innovation, at sara.peters[at]


The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts. The SIF fosters public and private collaborations to identify and support sustainable solutions that make a significant impact in transforming communities. For more information, visit