Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children.
ICS pursues its mission in four primary ways:
- Proposing smart public polices, grounded in research.
- Advising governments, nonprofits, foundations, and other stakeholders on strategies to improve outcomes.
- Sharing knowledge, convening stakeholders, embracing solutions, and accelerating impact.
- Fostering the next generation of leaders.
ICS works on PFS financing because it has the potential to bring new resources to early childhood systems and to make those systems more effective by helping government, service providers, and funders focus on outcomes for children. ICS is committed to building the enabling environment in which early childhood Pay for Success projects can develop, which includes identifying what steps need to be taken to make it successful and sharing what we learn from others working to help children succeed.