Watch Social Finance Partner Nurse-Family Partnership in Action

Women in the World, in association with The New York Times, shows how a new mother finds strength and support in her relationship with her NFP visiting nurse. Watch the video

Social Finance Director Rashmi Khare on transitioning to a career in social impact

Director Rashmi Khare recently returned to her alma mater, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, to speak with the Center for Business and Society. Watch the video

Social Finance and Bank of America Launch ​Veterans Feasibility Study

Social Finance has been commissioned by Bank of America to conduct a feasibility study exploring innovative financing solutions to expand critical services for military veterans. Read the release here.


Social Finance Drives Landmark New York State Deal

Social Finance, in partnership with New York State and CEO, is proud to announce the release of key documents related to the nation's first state-led SIB.

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Video: Impact Investing: The Second Act

Social Finance CEO Tracy Palandjian discusses the promise of Social Impact Bonds at the Clinton Global Initiative 2013 Annual Meeting.

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Foundations for Social Impact Bonds: How and Why Philanthropy is Catalyzing the Development of a New Market

Social Finance is delighted to share this study on philanthropy's role in the SIB market. Event video here Read more here


What's New

November 16, 2015

Read the article published in Institutional Investor by CEO Tracy Palandjian, Matt Bannick of Omidyar Network, and Sir Ronald Cohen (Social Finance Co-Founder and board member). The trio highlights the potential for impact investing to grow as a result of new ERISA guidance released last month by the U.S. Department of Labor, similar to the growth of venture capital and private equity three decades ago.

October 22, 2015

On October 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new guidance concerning the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The guidance will enable private pension fund fiduciaries to consider economic, environmental, social, and governance concerns in addition to financial return when making investments—unlocking a significant source of new capital for socially responsible businesses and funds.

September 16, 2015

On Wednesday, September 16, the Internal Revenue Service released new guidelines concerning investments for charitable purposes made by private foundations (section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code). The guidelines were informed by the work of the National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, which Social Finance CEO Tracy Palandjian co-chaired. The National Advisory Board released its recommendations in June 2014, in its report "Private Capital, Public Good."

August 20, 2015

Social Finance's Jeff Shumway and Caitlin R. Brumme co-authored an article with Sam Schaeffer of the Center for Employment Opportunities about what to do when a PFS project ends. Read more here.

Featured Publications

Social Finance co-founder and CEO Tracy Palandjian and Vice President of Advisory Jeff Shumway authored a thoughtful...

Jeff Edmondson of StriveTogether and Social Finance's Jeff Shumway collaborated to write this short piece on the...

In their Strong Field Framework for SIBs published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Social Finance U.S. CEO...


February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015

New Research Identifies Opportunities to Increase Funding and Collaboration to Scale Effective Services That Measurably Improve the Lives of Veterans and Their Families

NEW YORK – Bank of America today announced the results of a first-of-its-kind study...

December 4, 2014

Flexible Funding Will Expand Opportunities and Drive Further Innovation of PFS Nationally

Boston, MA, December 4, 2014 — Social Finance announced today, at a White House Pay for Success Summit in Chicago, grant awards totaling $4.0 million from Omidyar Network and The...

September 17, 2014

In a  New York Times Sunday Review article on September 14, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore “the way...