The Impact Factory is tackling longstanding social problems—like poverty, hunger and homelessness—in bold, new ways. We aim for financial sustainability and measurable impact on communities, systems and policies. 


What We Do

The Impact Factory harnesses the power of human-centered design, cross-sector partnerships, cutting-edge research and business tools to launch and scale innovative programs and build an evidence base and talent pipeline for civic impact.


How We Do It

Five interdependent activities drive The Impact Factory's approach.

Students pose with former HUD Secretary Julian Castro (center) and Dr. Michael Hole (right)

Who We Are

Together, we are cross-sector practitioners, educators, researchers, advocates, community leaders and other trailblazers who favor big ideas that challenge conventional thinking. From hunger and homelessness to lack of economic opportunity, we are tackling our communities' toughest problems because we envision an America where everyone thrives.