US Initiative

We are working toward providing all of America’s cities with insight into how they can improve quality of life by 2022. The Skoll Foundation has issued a $1.5 million challenge grant to support this goal so when you donate to help measure social progress at the community level, your gift will be automatically doubled. Help advance social progress in the US & donate today!


Social Progress Index: US States

Released in April 2018, the Social Progress Index: US States compares quality of life in all 50 states. It highlights what life is truly like for ordinary Americans, including issues hidden by changes in the economy. It also gives leaders insight into people’s emerging needs and how to convert public and private resources into better, more equitable outcomes for all.

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Click on the map to learn about each state’s level of social progress.

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