CSH Social Innovation Fund

Funding Solutions in Supportive Housing and Health Care

CSH is leading a five-year national initiative to create innovative solutions at the intersection of supportive housing and healthcare. Our goal is to address the problem of rising health care costs by demonstrating a supportive housing solution that pulls people with the most complex issues out of the revolving door of costly crisis health services.

Backed by a prestigious federal Social Innovation Fund award from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the initiative is leveraging a model of supportive housing linked to health services that saves public dollars and improves the lives of very vulnerable men and women.


CSH works with four teams from organizations using supportive housing integrated with care management, and primary and behavioral health, to improve health outcomes while reducing public costs among individuals with complex health needs. The teams are:

  1. Avalon Housing - Ann Arbor, MI
  2. AIDS Connecticut - Connecticut (statewide)
  3. Los Angeles County Partnership - Los Angeles County, CA
  4. Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation - San Francisco, CA


CSH continues to solicit philanthropic support in order to match our Social Innovation Fund investment at  least 1:1.

In 2011 The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation signed on as the first philanthropic funding partner, and since then CSH has engaged local and national supporters, such as:

CSH subgrantees are required to match their funds, resulting in an investment almost triple that of CNCS’s original award. CSH is always seeking additional partners in philanthropy to join or national initiative. If you are interested, please contact Nancy McGraw.

Technical Assistance

CSH provides one-on-one technical assistance to each subgrantee around:

  • Strengthening local partnerships
  • Aligning housing, care management, and health services
  • Client identification and recruitment
  • Raising matching funds
  • Engaging with policy makers


CSH has selected researchers at New York University to conduct a rigorous evaluation comparing and assessing each subgrantee, measuring success in integration of housing, care management and primary/behavioral health care including:

  • Housing stability
  • Health outcomes
  • Reduced use of crisis health services
  • Access and utilization of primary health services and preventive care
  • Public costs (Medicaid expenditures)

On February 20, 2015 CSH held and Evaluation Update webinar with our researchers at NYU. You can playback the webinar to hear the latest on our progress to-date here. The presentation slides are available here.

CSH SIF Classic RFP Resources Archive

Press Releases

September 28, 2015 - Groups Aim to Lower Healthcare Costs, Improve Outcomes

September 25, 2013 - CSH Receives Year Three Funding for Federal Social Innovation Fund Award

March 1, 2012 - CSH Announces Social Innovation Fund Grantees

August 4, 2011 - CSH Receives $ 2.3 million Social Innovation Fund Award

Blog Posts in The Pipeline

January 8, 2016 - CSH SIF Classic National Demonstration Sets Path to End Homelessness

September 28, 2015 - CSH SIF Holds National Face2Face in Ann Arbor, MI

September 25, 2013 - The 10th Decile Project: Impressive Early Outcomes in Los Angeles

October 10, 2012 - CT Health Foundation is the Newest Funder for Social Innovation Fund Initiative

March 1, 2012 - CSH Announces Social Innovation Fund Grantees

January 30, 2012 - CSH’S Social Innovation Fund Sparks a National Movement



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