About Results for America

Results for America is improving outcomes for young people, their families and communities by shifting public resources toward practices, policies, and programs that use evidence and data to improve quality and get better results. In a climate of constrained resources and mounting demands, we know that public funds must increasingly be invested in “what works.”

In November, 2014, Results for America published Moneyball for Government, the national bestselling book that brings together a group of bipartisan leaders and makes the case for government at all levels to inform public policy and funding decisions by using the best possible data, evidence and evaluation about what works. In January, 2016, RFA published the second edition of Moneyball for Government featuring a new bipartisan chapter about the importance of using data and evidence to drive U.S. foreign assistance.

Results for America is building on existing momentum at the federal, state, local and international levels, driving policy changes with a three-pronged strategy to:

  • Catalyze a strong, bi-partisan, cross-sector coalition of leaders who are strongly committed to an “invest in what works” policy agenda and are willing to use their time and resources to press government to use data and evidence to make better budget, policy, and management decisions;
  • Develop and advance policy ideas at all levels of government for how to implement an “invest in what works” approach; and
  • Supporting Government leaders who are committed to investing in “what works.”

Results for America has also launched Moneyball for Government, a campaign to encourage governments at all levels to increase their use of evidence and data when investing limited taxpayer dollars. By playing Moneyball, we can improve outcomes for young people, their families and communities. Visit the Moneyball for Government website. 

In 2015, Results for America was selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies to be the campaign manager for their new What Works Cities initiative to help 100 midsize U.S. cities better use data and evidence in decision making to improve outcomes for their citizens. This $42 million, three-year program will help mayors and local leaders use data to engage the public, make government more effective and improve people’s lives. Results for America will ensure a world-class experience for all What Works cities and advance a nationwide dialogue on the need to invest in what works. Learn more about What Works Cities.

The activities and accomplishments of Results for America have been made possible by the generous support of:

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Mario Morino

Highlights of RFA’s accomplishments and activities