FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Bianca Quintana, 443-687-7342
November 15, 2016
Baltimore, MD – Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) announced that it has received a federal grant from the Social Innovation Fund, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service totaling $1.77 Million. This grant will support GHHI in providing developmental support to SIF-supported Pay for Success projects that address the social determinants of health.
Through this process GHHI plans to build capacity of project partners and share knowledge and tools to advance the PFS field. GHHI’s ultimate goal is to foster high-quality evidence-based models that efficiently connect funding to meaningful health, economic, and social outcomes for people in low income communities.
“We are proud to be included in a cohort of national leaders looking to innovate best practices in government that solve real problems and improve the lives of families,” said GHHI President and CEO Ruth Ann Norton. “We are grateful for the support of the Corporation for National and Community Service and our mutual mission of improving health, economic and social outcomes for every child and family in America.”
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a powerful approach to transforming lives and communities that positions the federal government to be a catalyst for impact – mobilizing private resources to find and grow community solutions with evidence of results. In 2014, the SIF reinforced its commitment to support innovative solutions and change how public and private sector investors allocate philanthropic resources by launching its SIF Pay for Success Program. This $30-plus million grantmaking initiative helps cities, states, and nonprofits develop PFS projects, which tie funding for social services to its true impact in the community.
GHHI has 30 years of experience in fundraising and delivering high-quality evidence-based services – Witnessing too often the detrimental effects of underfunding services that address the social determinants of health. In response, GHHI is developing a national cohort of health-related PFS projects. Under this grant, GHHI will graciously support the advancement of SIF-supported PFS projects. These projects provide evidence that their services produce significant health outcomes while reducing costs to the system. GHHI will advance projects toward launching PFS transactions and scaling these services for the communities that need them most.
About the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a national nonprofit working with partners in over 30 cities and counties to break the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy children. Formerly known as the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, GHHI replaces stand-alone intervention programs with an integrated, whole-house approach that produces healthy, safe and energy efficient homes. As a result, GHHI is improving health, economic and social outcomes for families across the country. Learn more at www.ghhi.org/payforsuccess and follow us @HealthyHousing.
About the Social Innovation Fund
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. The SIF empowers organizations to identify and support sustainable solutions that are already making a significant impact in transforming communities. For more information, visit nationalservice.gov