Reflections is a series produced by TCWF to share lessons learned and information gleaned from its grantmaking practices and strategies. The Foundation publishes the series two times a year.
This June 2009 edition of Reflections is the executive summary of an evaluation we commissioned from Harder+Company titled “Grantmaking That Lasts: Key Findings of The California Wellness Foundation's Responsive Grantmaking Program.” It summarizes findings of a comprehensive evaluation of 375 grants that began and ended in the five-year period from July 1, 2001, to December 31, 2006. Among the findings, grantees noted the positive role of core operating support in helping further their organizational capacity or development goals and for building capacity around service delivery and quality.
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Guided by our mission, we pursue the following goals through our grantmaking: