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

    Substance Use Prevention Initiative: 2018 Evaluation Report

    Substance Use Prevention December 14, 2018 By Abt Associates

    In 2014, Abt Associates was selected by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation as the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) partner to evaluate our Substance Use Prevention Strategic Initiative.

  2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Chronic Homelessness Initiative: 2018

    Homelessness October 16, 2018

    This report on the second year of Phase II of our Chronic Homelessness Strategic Initiative examines community efforts to promote systems change through leveraging political will, scaling up resources and developing a county-wide prioritization system, which is intended to identify, prioritize and place LA’s most vulnerable homeless clients in permanent supportive housing.

  3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Summative Evaluation of Phase I of the Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative

    Catholic Sisters June 21, 2018 By University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Catholic Sisters Initiative launched a five-year strategy in February 2013 to enhance the vitality of Catholic sisters around the world and to build their capacity to carry out ministries to the vulnerable and the poor.

  4. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Chronic Homelessness Initiative: 2017

    Homelessness January 22, 2018

    In 2011, Abt Associates was selected by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation as their Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) partner to evaluate its Chronic Homelessness Initiative.

  5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Substance Use Prevention Initiative: 2017 Evaluation Report, Year 3

    Substance Use Prevention October 24, 2017 By Abt Associates

    In 2014, Abt Associates was selected by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation as their Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) partner to evaluate its Youth Substance Use Prevention program.

  6. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Foster Youth Strategic Initiative: 2017 Evaluation Report

    Foster Youth August 8, 2017 By Westat

    Westat along with the University of California, Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs and Action Research Partners, present the fifth year evaluation report of the Foster Youth Strategic Initiative in Los Angeles County (LAC) and New York City (NYC).

  7. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Systems Change Through Cross-Sector Collaboration: Foster Youth Strategic Initiative Social Network Analysis II

    Foster Youth January 31, 2017 By Westat

    One of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Foster Youth Strategic Initiative’s (FYSI’s) system improvement goals is to create and strengthen cross-sector coordinated efforts among grantees in Los Angeles County (LAC) and New York City (NYC).

  8. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Home For Good Funders Collaborative: Updated Lessons Learned from Five Years of Coordinated Funding

    Homelessness January 31, 2017 By Abt Associates

    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.