Uniting social entrepreneurs and 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 entrepreneurs with policymakers to advance a public policy agenda that advances equity, fosters innovation, rewards results, and catalyzes cross-sector partnerships.

We lead the America Forward Coalition, a network of more than 100 community-focused organizations nationwide that work together to advance meaningful policy change at the federal level.

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$2.47B

CUMULATIVE
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$1.9B

LEVERAGED IN GOVERNMENT
FUNDING TO SUPPORT RESULTS

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Policy Solutions

New Report! UNLOCKING INNOVATION: ADVANCING THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF FEDERAL EVIDENCE FUNDS

Check out America Forward’s new report, Unlocking Innovation: Advancing the Continuous Improvement of Federal Evidence Funds, assessing the impact of federal evidence funds and proposing steps for continuous improvement. Evidence funds have supported more than $10 billion of investment in practitioner-led innovation, learning, and scale-up of high-impact social programs.

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The America Forward Advocacy Institute

HELPING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS BECOME BETTER, BOLDER ADVOCATES

The America Forward Advocacy Institute empowers America Forward Coalition members to become better, bolder advocates by building their policy and advocacy capacity. Social entrepreneurs can go farther together when advocating collectively to advance equity. The Advocacy Institute offers entrepreneurs and advocates a community of learning, knowledge-sharing, and mutual support.

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Recent News

Strengthening Proximate Voices in Federal Policy Development
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America Forward Coalition Members Step Up — May 2024
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America Forward Coalition Members Step Up — April 2024
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