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Solutions exist. Progress is happening. Success is possible.

Government needs to harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges.

What Works Nonprofit Fellow of the Week:
Pam Cantor, President & CEO of Turnaround for Children, shares why she supports using data and evidence to improve outcomes.
Washington Post: ‘America first’ shouldn’t mean cutting foreign aid
Senior Fellows Michael Gerson and Raj Shah encourage the new administration to maintain data-driven approaches to foreign assistance to bolster U.S. national security.
Evidence Works 2016: A Global Forum for Government Summary Report
Read the report summarizing findings from the Evidence Works 2016 international convening

Our Impact


Moving the needle. Demonstrating results.

Results for America is already having an outsized impact. We are building political will, achieving significant policy wins and helping policymakers implement what works.

$2.6+

Billion

Shifting Federal Funds

RFA and our coalition partners have helped shift more than $2.6 billion in federal funds toward evidence-based solutions over the last two years

70+

Cities & Counties

Implementing Local Solutions

RFA is helping 15 local government fellows and 60+ What Works Cities implement the tools necessary to invest in what works

420+

Champions

Growing Bipartisan Coalition

RFA has recruited and is mobilizing local, state, and national leaders and organizations in support of our “What Works” agenda

Tools & Resources


Building political will. Developing policy solutions. Driving adoption.

Results for America is creating standards of excellence, supporting policymakers in implementation and mobilizing champions committed to investing in what works.

Op-ed

June 20, 2013

The Atlantic: Can Government Play Moneyball?
Policy Report

March 25, 2015

A 2016 Policy Playbook “Invest in What Works: How to Solve Our Nation’s Great Challenges”
Article

April 19, 2015

The Washington Post: Bloomberg to Give $42 Million to Help Cities Do More With Data
Op-ed

March 28, 2017

Let’s Have a Smart Discussion About Evidence
Event Recap
Results for America Nonprofit Fellows Support #WhatWorks Because…
Article

March 22, 2017

Politico: Trump’s budget: Where’s the evidence?

Our Work


Investing in What Works

Federal Policy
What Works Cities
Local Government Fellows
Results for All
Moneyball for Government
Nonprofit Fellows
Evidence in Education Lab
What Works Media Project

Our Champions


420+ leaders and growing

Results for America is accelerating progress by building and mobilizing a growing bipartisan “what works” movement.

Plinio Ayala

Nonprofit Fellow

Plinio Ayala

Nonprofit Fellow

Molly Baldwin

Nonprofit Fellow

Molly Baldwin

Nonprofit Fellow

Michael Cassidy

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Michael Cassidy

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Sam Cobbs

Nonprofit Fellow

Sam Cobbs

Nonprofit Fellow

Robert Balfanz

Nonprofit Fellow

Robert Balfanz

Nonprofit Fellow

Pamela Cantor, M.D.

Nonprofit Fellow

Pamela Cantor, M.D.

Nonprofit Fellow

Tiffany Cooper Gueye

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Tiffany Cooper Gueye

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Bill Crim

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Bill Crim

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Ed Foster-Simeon

Nonprofit Fellow

Ed Foster-Simeon

Nonprofit Fellow

Pat Lawler

Nonprofit Fellow

Pat Lawler

Nonprofit Fellow

Sam Schaeffer

Nonprofit Fellow

Sam Schaeffer

Nonprofit Fellow

Achieve!Minneapolis

Partner

Achieve!Minneapolis

Partner

Leading Educators

Partner

Leading Educators

Partner

Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University

Partner

Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University

Partner

Voices for National Service

Partner

Voices for National Service

Partner

Dale Erquiaga

Nonprofit Fellow

Dale Erquiaga

Nonprofit Fellow

Maria Flynn

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Maria Flynn

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Keith Frome

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Keith Frome

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Chekemma Fullmore-Townsend

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Chekemma Fullmore-Townsend

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Lauren Gilbert

Nonprofit Fellow

Lauren Gilbert

Nonprofit Fellow

Ellie Hollander

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Ellie Hollander

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Pam Iorio

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Pam Iorio

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Virgil Jones, Jr.

Nonprofit Fellow

Virgil Jones, Jr.

Nonprofit Fellow

Nancy Madden

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Nancy Madden

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Mary Marx

Nonprofit Fellow

Mary Marx

Nonprofit Fellow

Cristine Nardi

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Cristine Nardi

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Marco Petruzzi

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Marco Petruzzi

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Theresa Reno-Weber

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Theresa Reno-Weber

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Kathy Roth-Douquet

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Kathy Roth-Douquet

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Eric Schwarz

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Eric Schwarz

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Eshauna Smith

Nonprofit Fellow

Eshauna Smith

Nonprofit Fellow

Elisabeth Stock

Nonprofit Fellow

Elisabeth Stock

Nonprofit Fellow

Erin Trenbeath-Murray

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

Erin Trenbeath-Murray

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

James Weinberg

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

James Weinberg

Moneyball All-Star

Non-Profit

New Classrooms

Partner

New Classrooms

Partner

AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation

Partner

AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation

Partner

Literacy Design Collaborative

Partner

Literacy Design Collaborative

Partner

Montgomery Public Schools (NC)

Partner

Montgomery Public Schools (NC)

Partner

McREL International

Partner

McREL International

Partner

The Policy & Research Group

Partner

The Policy & Research Group

Partner

National Prevention Science Coalition

Partner

National Prevention Science Coalition

Partner

New Schools for New Orleans

Partner

New Schools for New Orleans

Partner

Third Sector

Partner

Third Sector

Partner

Center for Employment Opportunities

Partner

Center for Employment Opportunities

Partner

CASA de Maryland

Partner

CASA de Maryland

Partner

Teach Plus

Partner

Teach Plus

Partner

Children's Literacy Initiative

Partner

Children's Literacy Initiative

Partner

University of Chicago

Partner

University of Chicago

Partner

University of Pennsylvania

Partner

University of Pennsylvania

Partner

Education Analytics

Partner

Education Analytics

Partner

Research Institute for Key Indicators

Partner

Research Institute for Key Indicators

Partner

Institute for Child Success

Partner

Institute for Child Success

Partner

Social Enterprise Inititiative

Partner

Social Enterprise Inititiative

Partner

CSH

Partner

CSH

Partner

Sorensen Impact Center

Partner

Sorensen Impact Center

Partner

Mayor Richard J. Berry

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Richard J. Berry

Moneyball All-Star

Local

U.S. Soccer Foundation

Partner

U.S. Soccer Foundation

Partner

United Way for SE Michigan

Partner

United Way for SE Michigan

Partner

REDF

Partner

REDF

Partner

United Way Greenville County

Partner

United Way Greenville County

Partner

Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

KIPP

Partner

KIPP

Partner

City Year

Partner

City Year

Partner

Nebraska Children & Families Foundation

Partner

Nebraska Children & Families Foundation

Partner

Michael Bloomberg

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

Michael Bloomberg

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

Infusing INnovative STEM Practices Into Education (INSPIRE)

Partner

Infusing INnovative STEM Practices Into Education (INSPIRE)

Partner

Morino Institute

Partner

Morino Institute

Partner

Mental Health Partners

Partner

Mental Health Partners

Partner

City of Las Vegas

Partner

City of Las Vegas

Partner

ServeMinnesota

Partner

ServeMinnesota

Partner

City of Boise

Partner

City of Boise

Partner

Wyman Center

Partner

Wyman Center

Partner

Workforce Data Quality Campaign

Partner

Workforce Data Quality Campaign

Partner

Public Counsel

Partner

Public Counsel

Partner

American School Health Association

Partner

American School Health Association

Partner

Internationals Network for Public Schools

Partner

Internationals Network for Public Schools

Partner

March of Dimes

Partner

March of Dimes

Partner

AdvancED

Partner

AdvancED

Partner

Education Development Center

Partner

Education Development Center

Partner

Achievement Network (ANet)

Partner

Achievement Network (ANet)

Partner

Venture Philanthropy Partners

Partner

Venture Philanthropy Partners

Partner

Be the Change

Partner

Be the Change

Partner

WestEd

Partner

WestEd

Partner

RMC Research Corporation

Partner

RMC Research Corporation

Partner

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Partner

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Partner

Youth Villages

Partner

Youth Villages

Partner

California League of Middle Schools

Partner

California League of Middle Schools

Partner

Opportunity Nation

Partner

Opportunity Nation

Partner

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Partner

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Partner

Teen Parent Program, Salinas Union High School District (CA)

Partner

Teen Parent Program, Salinas Union High School District (CA)

Partner

SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Partner

SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Partner

Seneca Family of Agencies

Partner

Seneca Family of Agencies

Partner

Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County (FL)

Partner

Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County (FL)

Partner

The University of Missouri College of Education

Partner

The University of Missouri College of Education

Partner

The eMINTS National Center

Partner

The eMINTS National Center

Partner

Education Northwest

Partner

Education Northwest

Partner

Parents as Teachers

Partner

Parents as Teachers

Partner

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Partner

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Partner

Charitable Assistance to Community's Homeless (CATCH)

Partner

Charitable Assistance to Community's Homeless (CATCH)

Partner

Student Peace Alliance

Partner

Student Peace Alliance

Partner

Former Mayor Julian Castro

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Former Mayor Julian Castro

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Peace Alliance

Partner

Peace Alliance

Partner

Mayor Bill De Blasio

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Bill De Blasio

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Social Finance

Partner

Social Finance

Partner

The Dibble Institute

Partner

The Dibble Institute

Partner

Teach For America

Partner

Teach For America

Partner

Turnaround for Children

Partner

Turnaround for Children

Partner

America's Promise Alliance

Partner

America's Promise Alliance

Partner

Mile High United Way

Partner

Mile High United Way

Partner

New Leaders

Partners

New Leaders

Partners

Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Partner

Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Partner

EDGE Consulting Partners

Partner

EDGE Consulting Partners

Partner

Uplift Education

Partner

Uplift Education

Partner

Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Partner

Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Partner

National Center for Teacher Residencies

Partner

National Center for Teacher Residencies

Partner

IDEA Public Schools

Partner

IDEA Public Schools

Partner

GreenLight Fund

Partner

GreenLight Fund

Partner

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Partner

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Partner

Citizen Schools

Partner

Citizen Schools

Partner

United Way of Lane County

Partner

United Way of Lane County

Partner

America Forward

Partner

America Forward

Partner

New Profit

Partner

New Profit

Partner

National Council on Crime and Delinquency 

Partner

National Council on Crime and Delinquency 

Partner

Community Training and Assistance Center

Partner

Community Training and Assistance Center

Partner

Blue Engine

Partner

Blue Engine

Partner

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Partner

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Partner

New Teacher Center

Partner

New Teacher Center

Partner

LIFT

Partner

LIFT

Partner

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Partner

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Partner

College Summit

Partner

College Summit

Partner

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Partner

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Partner

Cascade Philanthropy Advisors

Partner

Cascade Philanthropy Advisors

Partner

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Partner

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Partner

Way to Grow

Partner

Way to Grow

Partner

Knowledge Alliance

Partner

Knowledge Alliance

Partner

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Spurwink Services

Partner

Spurwink Services

Partner

National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform

Partner

National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform

Partner

Communities In Schools

Partner

Communities In Schools

Partner

Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood

Partner

Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood

Partner

Mayor Greg Fischer

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Greg Fischer

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Jobs for the Future

Partner

Jobs for the Future

Partner

Year Up

Partner

Year Up

Partner

PACE Center for Girls, Inc.

Partner

PACE Center for Girls, Inc.

Partner

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Partner

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Partner

Former Mayor Stephen Goldsmith

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Former Mayor Stephen Goldsmith

Moneyball All-Star

Local

College Possible

Partner

College Possible

Partner

Success for All Foundation

Partner

Success for All Foundation

Partner

Forum for Youth Investment

Partner

Forum for Youth Investment

Partner

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative

Partner

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative

Partner

Mayor Michael B. Hancock

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Michael B. Hancock

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Nurse Family Partnership

Partner

Nurse Family Partnership

Partner

Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)

Partner

Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)

Partner

Mayor Sly James

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Sly James

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

Partner

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

Partner

Education Reform Now

Partner

Education Reform Now

Partner

Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Democrats for Education Reform

Partner

Democrats for Education Reform

Partner

TNTP

Partner

TNTP

Partner

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas

Partner

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas

Partner

Mayor Ben McAdams

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Ben McAdams

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Urban Alliance

Partner

Urban Alliance

Partner

StriveTogether

Partner

StriveTogether

Partner

Mayor Ed Murray

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Ed Murray

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Leaps and Bounds Family Services

Partner

Leaps and Bounds Family Services

Partner

Boston Plan for Excellence

Partner

Boston Plan for Excellence

Partner

Former Mayor Michael Nutter

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Former Mayor Michael Nutter

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Green Dot Public Schools

Partner

Green Dot Public Schools

Partner

ConnCAN

Partner

ConnCAN

Partner

Former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Education and Outreach Group, Sonoma State University

Partner

Education and Outreach Group, Sonoma State University

Partner

Mayor Kasim Reed

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Kasim Reed

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

Partner

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

Partner

Governor Terry McAuliffe (VA)

Moneyball All-Star

State

Governor Terry McAuliffe (VA)

Moneyball All-Star

State

YES Prep Public Schools

Partner

YES Prep Public Schools

Partner

Melody Barnes

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

Melody Barnes

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Mayor Martin Walsh

Moneyball All-Star

Local

Mayor Martin Walsh

Moneyball All-Star

Local

John Bridgeland

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

John Bridgeland

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

U.S. Representative John Delaney

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Representative John Delaney

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Austan Goolsbee

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Austan Goolsbee

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Jim Nussle

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

Jim Nussle

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

Glenn Hubbard

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Glenn Hubbard

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Peter Orszag

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

Peter Orszag

Moneyball All-Star

Founding

Henry Paulson

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Henry Paulson

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Roger Porter

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Roger Porter

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Bruce Reed

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Bruce Reed

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Richard Riley

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Richard Riley

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Robert E. Rubin

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Robert E. Rubin

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Margaret Spellings

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Margaret Spellings

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Gene Sperling

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Gene Sperling

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Laura D. Tyson

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Laura D. Tyson

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Senator Mark Warner

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Senator Mark Warner

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Senator Todd Young

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

U.S. Senator Todd Young

Moneyball All-Star

Federal

Oliver Wise

New Orleans, LA

Local Government Fellow

Oliver Wise

New Orleans, LA

Local Government Fellow

Steven E. Shaw

Cook County, IL

Local Government Fellow

Steven E. Shaw

Cook County, IL

Local Government Fellow

Miguel Sangalang

Los Angeles, CA

Local Government Fellow

Miguel Sangalang

Los Angeles, CA

Local Government Fellow

Daro Mott

Louisville, KY

Local Government Fellow

Daro Mott

Louisville, KY

Local Government Fellow

Jennifer Reed

Washington D.C.

Local Government Fellow

Jennifer Reed

Washington D.C.

Local Government Fellow

Gilbert Montano

Albuquerque, NM

Local Government Fellow

Gilbert Montano

Albuquerque, NM

Local Government Fellow

Elizabeth Mitchell

Salt Lake County, UT

Local Government Fellow

Elizabeth Mitchell

Salt Lake County, UT

Local Government Fellow

Theresa O’Donnell

Dallas, TX

Local Government Fellow

Theresa O’Donnell

Dallas, TX

Local Government Fellow

Matt Malament

Atlanta, GA

Local Government Fellow

Matt Malament

Atlanta, GA

Local Government Fellow

Andrew Kleine

Baltimore, MD

Local Government Fellow

Andrew Kleine

Baltimore, MD

Local Government Fellow

Matthew Klein

New York, NY

Local Government Fellow

Matthew Klein

New York, NY

Local Government Fellow

Kate Joncas

Seattle, WA

Local Government Fellow

Kate Joncas

Seattle, WA

Local Government Fellow

Dave Gottesman

Montgomery County, MD

Local Government Fellow

Dave Gottesman

Montgomery County, MD

Local Government Fellow

Carrie S. Cihak

King County, WA

Local Government Fellow

Carrie S. Cihak

King County, WA

Local Government Fellow

Anjali Chainani

Philadelphia, PA

Local Government Fellow

Anjali Chainani

Philadelphia, PA

Local Government Fellow

Melody Barnes

Senior Fellow

Melody Barnes

Senior Fellow

John Bridgeland

Senior Fellow

John Bridgeland

Senior Fellow

Robert Doar

Senior Fellow

Robert Doar

Senior Fellow

Linda Gibbs

Senior Fellow

Linda Gibbs

Senior Fellow

Michael Gerson

Senior Fellow

Michael Gerson

Senior Fellow

Bruce Reed

Senior Fellow

Bruce Reed

Senior Fellow

Raj Shah

Senior Fellow

Raj Shah

Senior Fellow

Jim Shelton

Senior Fellow

Jim Shelton

Senior Fellow