At LIIF, we are focused on one key question:

What works to improve the lives of children and families?

To help answer this question, we developed the Social Impact Calculator, a new tool that allows you to put a dollar value on the benefits of things like an affordable home, a great school or access to transit—as well as calculate a rate of social return. We encourage you to explore the new version of the calculator, share it with others and give us feedback.

I want to calculate the social value of:


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Read our methodology for monetizing social impact

Full Calculator Methodology


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Special Thanks

LIIF gratefully acknowledges our partners for their insight and feedback on this project: Paula Braveman, University of California, San Francisco; Kimberlee Cornett, The Kresge Foundation; Chris Herbert, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University; Tony Iton, The California Endowment; Doug Jutte, Build Healthy Places Network and University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health; Jane Lowe, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Erika Poethig, Urban Institute; Barry Zigas, Zigas & Associates, LLC

LIIF also thanks Morgan Stanley and the Ford Foundation for their generous support of the Social Impact Calculator.