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

    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).

  2. 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.

  3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Sisters Serving the World: Measurement, Evaluation and Learning Report for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative Strategy

    Catholic Sisters January 7, 2017

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Catholic Sisters Initiative launched a five-year strategy in February 2013 to enhance the vitality of Catholic sisters and their work to advance human development around the globe. It aims to support efforts to attract, form and retain members, develop their leadership skills and help them take advantage of the financial and social resources available to them.

  4. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Foster Youth Strategic Initiative: 2016 Evaluation Report

    Foster Youth December 8, 2016

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

  5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Chronic Homelessness Initiative: 2016 Evaluation Report, Phase I

    Homelessness October 18, 2016 By Abt Associates

    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.

  6. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Substance Use Prevention Initiative: 2016 Evaluation Report, Year 2

    Substance Use Prevention October 10, 2016 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.

  7. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    2016 Evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Initiative on young children affected by HIV and AIDS

    May 10, 2016 By Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

    This evaluation is designed to provide achievements, challenges, recommendations and key learnings related to improving early childhood development for young children within five countries in East and Southern Africa over a three year period from 2012-2015.

  8. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Assessment of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Strategy for Sustainable Safe Water Access and Strategic Objectives

    Safe Water January 16, 2016 By The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    The Water Institute (WI) at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was requested to assess the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Sustainable Access to Safe Water Strategy and its Strategic Objectives (SOs).