Learning

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

As a strategic grantmaker, we rigorously analyze impact and lessons from our strategic initiatives to help inform our own work and that of other stakeholders. Working with external partners—for instance, a university or consultant team—the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) process informs us of progress and challenges, so we can adjust our projects accordingly and share lessons learned with the sector in real-time. We deliberately embed collective learning into the design of our strategic initiatives, involving grantees who are working toward a shared set of goals and each MEL partner delivering reports and supporting our partners in their work. We also convene annual convenings for each of our initiatives to help grantees learn from each other.

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Chronic Homelessness Initiative: 2013 Report

    Homelessness November 20, 2013 By Abt Associated Inc.

    Abt Associates Inc. was contracted by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in September 2011 to conduct an evaluation of the Hilton Foundation's Chronic Homelessness Initiative, a strategy designed to reduce and eliminate chronic homelessness within the Los Angeles County region. Since the beginning of the Chronic Homelessness Initiative, the Foundation has distributed more than $27 million in multi-year grants to 17 nonprofit groups working in LA. The grants are focused on regional systems change and capacity-building, targeted programs to house and serve chronically homeless individuals, and dissemination of knowledge on emerging and evidence-based practices to prevent and end chronic homelessness.

  2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Chronic Homelessness Initiative: 2013 Dashboard

    Homelessness October 4, 2013 By Abt Associates Inc.

    Dashboard of the 2013 Evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Chronic Homelessness Initiative

  3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Home For Good Funders Collaborative: Lessons Learned from Implementation and Year One Funding

    Homelessness May 3, 2013 By Abt Associates Inc.

    For many years, chronic homelessness has been a significant issue in Los Angeles County. While numerous nonprofit organizations, foundations, and the public sector have been working to address chronic homelessness for a long time, there have not been strategic attempts to coordinate public and private funding for the services and resources needed to address the issue. That changed in 2011 when public and private funders came together as part of the Home For Good campaign to create a more coordinated approach to funding permanent supportive housing (PSH) for chronically homeless people through the creation of the Funders Collaborative.

  4. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Chronic Homelessness Initiative: 2012 Report

    Homelessness October 12, 2012 By Abt Associates

    Abt Associates Inc. was contracted by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in September 2011 to conduct an evaluation of the Hilton Foundation's Chronic Homelessness Initiative, a strategy designed to reduce and eliminate chronic homelessness within the Los Angeles County region. Since the beginning of the Initiative in January 2011, the Foundation has distributed nearly $18 million in multi-year grants to 14 nonprofit groups working in Los Angeles. The grants are focused on regional systems change and capacity-building, targeted programs to house and serve chronically homeless individuals, and dissemination of knowledge on emerging and evidence-based practices to prevent and end chronic homelessness.

  5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Los Angeles Homeless Data Assessment Report: Issues and Recommendations

    Homelessness April 22, 2012 By Abt Associates Inc

    In the summer of 2011, Abt Associates Inc. was engaged by the Los Angeles Homeless Funders Group to conduct an assessment of the current homeless data collection and management processes in Los Angeles County and to provide recommendations for improving them. The Homeless Funders Group is an association of philanthropic partners throughout the Los Angeles area committed to coordinated planning and investments to address homelessness.

  6. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    WAWI Phase I Final Evaluation Report

    Safe Water June 30, 2008 By WAWI Secretariat

    The West Africa Water Initiative was launched in 2002 to improve the health and well being of families and communities in Ghana, Mali and Niger.

  7. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    WAWI: A Preliminary Assessment

    Safe Water November 15, 2007 By Nancy Allen

    This is a preliminary assessment of WAWI based on a substantial desk review of partnership documents, individual and small group interviews with many of the partners as well as an earlier facilitation of a WAWI partnership meeting in Seattle in April 2007.