The Policy Innovation Lab in the James Lee Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business announced the selection of seven nonprofit service provider groups, representing 12 agencies, to participate in the Social Innovation Fund’s national Pay for Success grant program.

Across the country, nonprofit organizations are learning about, and engaging, in a new field called Pay for Success (PFS) — an innovative public-private partnership strategy focused on what works in social science research and dedicated to driving government resources to interventions tied to measurable impacts in the community such as a clear reduction in recidivism or chronic homelessness. To fully understand the extent of their community impact, nonprofits must align best practices with outcome-based solutions in addressing persistent challenges within their communities and validate them through rigorous evaluation.

The nonprofits selected — from CATCH,