Uniting social entrepreneurs & policymakers

transforming local impact into national change

About Us

America Forward is a nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit, a national venture philanthropy fund that seeks to break down the barriers between all people and opportunity in America. America Forward unites social innovators with policymakers to advance a public policy agenda that champions innovative and effective solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. We lead the America Forward Coalition, a network of more than 70 social innovators who  foster innovation, identify more efficient and effective solutions, reward results, and catalyze cross-sector partnerships in education, early childhood, workforce development, youth development, and poverty alleviation.
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$2.47B

CUMULATIVE
ANNUAL BUDGET

$8.15M

LEVERAGED IN GOVERNMENT
FUNDING TO SUPPORT RESULTS

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Policy Solutions

Advancing and implementing education policies that support states, communities, schools, and their nonprofit partners’ efforts are critical in accelerating improvements that can expand opportunity, achievement, and success for all students.

Employers need and want a well-trained, motivated, diverse workforce at every level, from frontline to executives. To meet this need demands that we rethink the way we invest public resources as well as learn from what is identified to work and expand upon that work to enable students, youth, and adults from all backgrounds to succeed economically.

By Paying for Success, governments have the ability to support high-impact service providers; drive resources to effective social programs; and track outcomes, not just outputs, for individuals and communities. This structure helps government to more effectively and efficiently provide services to those in need.

Presidential Engagement

All around the country, communities and social innovators are finding better ways to solve new — and old —problems. While the federal government ought to be lifting up these successful efforts, in too many cases government is getting in the way by creating barriers and red tape, using cumbersome policy tools that stifle innovation, and investing in programs that do not work. Inertia, political divisiveness, and overemphasis on compliance have frozen in place ineffective and inefficient systems designed decades ago.These solutions will allow the next President and other policy leaders to restore America to the nation of opportunity:

TODAY'S STUDENT
EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE
MARKET-ABLE AMERICA
GOVERNMENT
THAT WORKS

FEATURED

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Presidential 2016: The Power of a Service Year
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Presidential 2016: Making a Global Bridge Year of Service the New Normal
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Presidential 2016: National Service Programs & Corps – Cost-Effective Solutions To Our Nation’s Most Pressing Social Problems
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