Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Building on What Works and Investing in Progress

September 12, 2017

In 2013, the Citi Foundation partnered with LIIF to launch Partners in Progress (PIP), a two-year, $5 million pilot initiative that provided flexible support and technical assistance to 14 community-based organizations to help them become Community Quarterbacks. This article reflects on the origins and impact of the What Works book and introduces a set of six case studies profiling PIP grantees and describes some of the lessons learned about supporting community quarterbacks.

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