November 17, 017

Washington, D.C.—Working together, organizations will launch coordinated effort to advance programs and policies focused on early years in life when rapid periods of brain development are critical for later success.

October 2, 2017

BOISE, Idaho—Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC), a dedicated teaching and research organization with the vision to create a path to learning for every child, has issued a report assessing the feasibility of using Pay for Success to scale its evidence-based Idaho Early Literacy Project.  



July 25, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY—July 25, 2017—The Sorenson Impact Center and Social Finance today announced Charter Oak State College in Connecticut, Lee Pesky Learning Center in Idaho, and the Workforce Investment Network in Tennessee as the awardees of a nationwide Pay for Success (PFS) competition.


May 22, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY—The Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has awarded subgrants to five nonprofit service providers and three government entities to participate in a Pay for Success (PFS) feasibility program. Read our full press release.


May 8, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY—The Sorenson Impact Center and Social Finance today reopened their nationwide Pay for Success (PFS) competition to develop PFS projects that expand high-impact social interventions to measurably improve the lives of those in need. Read our full press release.


February 21, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — The Sorenson Impact Center, a grantee of the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF), today announced three awardees that will receive tailored data services in support of Pay for Success projects. Read our full press release.


January 24, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY—A world-renowned group of more than 120 experts will converge on Salt Lake City, along with 500 guests, for the third annual Winter Innovation Summit from January 25 to January 27. The conference is hosted by the Sorenson Impact Center in partnership with Salt Lake County and the Sundance Institute. Read our full press release.


January 9, 2017

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the “Colorado Call for Innovation,” soliciting innovative approaches from nonprofits, local governments and service providers to improve outcomes for Colorado underserved youth and their families. Sorenson Impact's work supports the State of Colorado through a Social Innovation Fund grant. Read the Governor's press release.


December 19, 2016

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams today announced the launch of two new initiatives to offer better programs to address two long-running county problems – persistent homelessness and adult men who are at high risk for repeat stays in the county jail. Sorenson Impact played the role of project manager, Jim Sorenson is a funder. Read Salt Lake County's press release.

November 30, 2016

The Sorenson Impact Center and Results for America have partnered with Starfish Media Group, Solutions Media, and Impact Partners to produce documentary shorts that impact policy and change lives. Read Results for America's press release.


October 18, 2016

Sorenson Impact receives $1.5 million grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) to enable data access for social service projects nationwide. Read full press release.



October 7, 2016

Pima County and Sorenson Impact prepare to implement a $1.3 million federal "Pay for Success" (PFS) Supportive Housing Demonstration Grant, the first of its kind in Arizona. Read the full press release.



October 4, 2016

Five awardees to receive up to $520,000 each to scale high-impact programs in their communities; youth development, economic opportunity and healthy futures are the focus of awards. Read the full press release.