Press Release

May 16, 2013
Social Impact Recognized as Inaugural Recipient of USAID’s Small Business of the Year Award

The United States Agency for International Development has named Social Impact the Small Business of the Year for 2012 for successfully securing and performing on USAID prime contracts domestically and abroad. As the inaugural recipient of this award, USAID identified Social Impact, Inc. (SI) as a contractor and subcontractor that “demonstrates best practices in the field and serves as a model for small and minority-owned implementing partners.”

Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg presented the award to Social Impact at the USAID Annual Small Business Conference on May 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

“We are honored to receive this award and privileged to serve USAID at headquarters and overseas,” remarks SI President Rolf Sartorius. “Social Impact’s mission is closely aligned with USAID Forward in its commitment to a relentless focus on results, promoting high-impact partnerships and a greater emphasis on innovation. We are very proud to be a trusted partner to the Agency.”

SI’s mission is to create dramatic improvements in the performance of organizations
and programs working to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of people around the world. SI achieves this mission by offering exceptional experience and expertise in four core service areas: impact evaluation; performance evaluation; strategy and performance management; and human and institutional capacity building. SI also brings deep sectoral expertise to these service capabilities in areas such as gender integration, economic growth, governance, health, agriculture and education. SI’s clients include public and private aid agencies, civil society organizations and governments at all levels. SI competes for and executes contracts involving service deliveries in over 100 countries.

A woman-owned small business, located in Arlington, VA, SI provides innovative management consulting, technical assistance and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. SI’s work cuts across sectors and helps to reduce poverty; improve health, education and the lives of women and children; strengthen civil society; foster economic growth; and protect the environment.