Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices 2020 (report)

Philanthropy is grappling with core questions about its very purpose and nature: What does it mean to support equity and to act equitably? What do the exploitative roots at the source of many philanthropic institutions mean for their missions and approach? Does the current philanthropic conception of “strategy” support the kind of thinking about systems and complexity that is needed to achieve foundation goals?

The most comprehensive review of evaluation and learning practices at foundations, this report offers benchmarking data on foundation evaluation practice.