To determine whether we’re making strides toward our mission, the Foundation works with grantees to clarify goals, state desired grant results, articulate strategies and identify indicators of progress. This approach helps grantees successfully reach their goals, measures the success of the Foundation’s initiatives and informs future Foundation grant making.
Evaluation begins with the grant application and review process so grantees begin work with the final results in mind. Evaluation benefits grantees by providing:
- A clear statement of purpose
- Focus on programmatic goals
- A mechanism to identify mid-program corrections if needed
Evaluations are helpful for grantees to measure their own work. Grantees report their progress annually and submit a final summary of their results at the end of the grant term. We partner with grantees to develop mutually agreed-upon goals and milestones and provide any assistance necessary during this process.