Evaluation should be a helpful tool for grantees to measure their own work. Grantees report their progress annually and need to submit a final summary of their Measurable Results at the end of the grant lifecycle.
Think of the Measurable Results as milestones the Foundation uses to gauge its progress and effectiveness in meeting its goals — and ultimately in making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. When applying for funding, we ask grantees which result(s) their work targets and how their activities, if successful, will have a meaningful impact and further the Foundation's strategies.
Grantmaking decisions are largely based on how proposals align with the Foundation's strategies and ability to achieve one or more of our Measurable Results.
We use lessons learned from the evaluations to enhance our grantmaking and to highlight the most effective approaches being used in Colorado.
Learn more about the Measurable Results, our evaluation model and how the Measurable Results relates to our grantmaking.
In addition, Measurable Results findings are updated periodically.