Measuring SOME's Impact

SOME is extremely proud to announce our social return on investment report, which is a study of SOME's Emergency Services Programs that gives us an inside look on how far each dollar donated goes, and quantifying the services SOME provides by assigning them monetary value.

Connecting to Our Strategic Plan

SOME’s strategic plan is founded on core principles that prioritize a comprehensive approach to client service, encompassing various aspects of well-being. We strive to address the emotional, behavioral, physical, spiritual, financial, and behavioral dimensions of our clients’ lives.

The social return on investment report provides us with a valuable opportunity to assess our advancement in the realm of whole-person care and enhance our organizational efficiency and resource utilization. Through this report, we can analyze our progress holistically and make more informed decisions as an organization.

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Social Impact Formula

Through rigorous data collection, analysis, and evaluation, our Social Impact Formula enables SOME to identify key performance indicators, track progress, and make informed decisions about resource allocation. It ensures that every dollar donated has a meaningful and measurable impact on homelessness prevention, job training, mental health services, and other critical areas of support provided by SOME.

Additionally, donors can have confidence in knowing exactly where their contributions are going and the difference they are making in the lives of those served by SOME. By promoting transparency, accountability, and efficiency, this formula serves as a beacon of trust and empowerment, fostering a stronger and more resilient DC community.

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The Importance of Determining SOME’s Social Impact

As one of the largest human services providers in DC, SOME has a tremendous impact on the individuals and families we serve.

Based on the data we captured and analysis we performed using the SROI formula, we discovered that SOME’s services created approximately $271,257,771.99 worth of social value in 2020 and 2021, or $53.61 of return for every dollar invested. 

With this report, it is our goal to inform our staff members, in-kind and monetary donors, and volunteers of the life-changing impact that their support of SOME’s mission has in disrupting the cycle of poverty and homelessness in our region.

Our data-driven approach allows us to evaluate and then quickly expand our comprehensive Whole Person Care system.  

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Download the Full Report

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We would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Urban Institute for providing this opportunity to share the full extent of SOME’s impact and work in the DC community.