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Evaluations & Lessons Learned

Assessing a Foundation’s Contribution to Public-Policy Change: A New Framework

Cal Wellness retained MastersPolicyConsulting to retrospectively assess how the Foundation and its grantees contributed to public policy changes related to its grantmaking over a 10-year period. “Assessing a Foundation’s Contribution to Public Policy Change: A New Framework” — published in The Foundation Review in March 2016 — describes the framework that was created to determine the degree to which Cal Wellness and its grantees contributed to policy changes, which may be useful to other funders engaged in public policy work.

Evaluations and Lessons Learned from our Grantmaking

Evaluations and Lessons Learned from our Grantmaking is a web-based series produced by Cal Wellness to share lessons learned and information gleaned from our grantmaking programs and strategies.

Archive of Evaluations and Lessons Learned from our Grantmaking


Grants Program Survey

This section includes the results of confidential surveys that are conducted every few years of Cal Wellness’ grantees and those declined funding.

Archive of Grants Program Surveys


Links to evaluation-themed editions of Reflections, a series produced by TCWF to share lessons learned and information gleaned from its grantmaking practices and strategies

A recent 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.”

 

Reflections on Grantmaking That Lasts: Key Findings of The California Wellness Foundation's Responsive Grantmaking Program

 

Reflections on Sustainability—Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Three TCWF Initiatives

Reflections On TCWF‘s Responsive Grantmaking Program

 

Reflections on TCWF’s Violence Prevention Initiative

Reflections on Evaluating our Grants


Our Guiding Principles

Guided by our mission, we pursue the following goals through our grantmaking:

  • To address the particular health needs of traditionally underserved populations, including low-income individuals, people of color, youth and residents of rural areas.
  • To support and strengthen nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the health of underserved populations.
  • To recognize and encourage leaders who are working to increase health and wellness within their communities.
  • To inform policymakers and opinion leaders about important wellness and health care issues.

Mission

The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.


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