The mission of the University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab is to identify and advance impactful Pay for Success projects in localities across the nation. Through our work, we: 

  • RESEARCH the social and financial benefits that communities can secure from effective policy solutions
  • ENGAGE with local stakeholders to educate them about Pay for Success and other results-driven strategies
  • CONNECT stakeholders with organizations and resources that can assist with advancing promising initiatives

The Pay for Success Lab assists communities with discovering opportunities for Pay for Success and other results-driven initiatives. Our current focus areas include affordable housing, childhood asthma, juvenile justice, water infrastructure, and workforce development, but we are often able to assist in additional areas, as well. If you represent a service provider, government, philanthropy, or other community stakeholder who is interested in receiving pro bono assistance to begin exploring results-driven decision making, email Joshua Ogburn, the Pay for Success Lab Director, at 

Pay for Success Project Platform

The Pay for Success Lab develops Project Prospectuses that detail information about potential Pay for Success and other results-driven initiatives in specific states or local geographies. and posts them to a password protected Project Platform. The Platform serves as a clearinghouse between communities in need of technical assistance and advisory firms that can provide that assistance. If you represent an advisory firm that is interested in joining the platform, email Joshua Ogburn, Director of the Pay for Success Lab.