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California Pay for Success: Final Reflections

How Can Outcomes-Based Funding Advance Racial Equity?

The California Pay for Success Initiative, supported by The James Irvine Foundation, culminated in a final report that captures seven opportunities for those invested in systemic social change to advance racial equity and improve community outcomes by better centering communities of color in outcomes-based funding projects. Read the full report to learn more about our recommendations to: 

  1. Center Communities 
  2. Give Service Providers Flexibility and Trust 
  3. Broaden Definitions of Success 
  4. Be Explicit in Addressing Inequity 
  5. Promote the Nonprofit Sector as a Source of Innovation and Partnership 
  6. Sustain the Momentum of Systems Change 
  7. Engage Impact Investors in Innovation and Capacity Building 


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