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Walton Family Foundation COVID Relief Fund Evaluation Final Report

June 13, 2022

In March 2020, the Walton Family Foundation established an emergency grant fund to quickly deploy resources to grantees and communities in response to the significant and evolving effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $35 million fund was designed to support organizations across all three of WFF's Program Areas (Education, Environment, and Home Region).The Foundation's Strategy, Learning, and Evaluation Department (SLED) and Public Profit, an evaluation and strategy firm, conducted a retrospective evaluation to learn more about the experience of the emergency grantmaking process and the impact of the COVID Relief Fund grants on grantees and communities. 

How to Construct Grant Performance Measures (Outputs and Outcomes): A Brief Guide for Environment Grant Applicants

January 1, 2011

Clear statements of the intended results of work to be completed under a grant are essential for shaping the project to be undertaken, for monitoring progress and making any necessary adjustments as the work proceeds, and for assessing the effectiveness and impact of the work as the grant ends. The Walton Family Foundation uses grant performance measures – outputs and outcomes – to express intended results and later to assess success in achieving those results. This document provides guidance for developing grant outputs and outcomes, with examples. If you have any questions, please contact your program officer.

Evaluation in Foundations; Guidelines and Best Practices

How to Construct Grant Performance Measures (Outputs and Outcomes): A Brief Guide for Home Region Grant Applicants

January 1, 2011

This guide is designed to help program officers and grantees as they work together to establish good performance measures. Please be sure to review the following information prior to developing and/or revising performance measures. At the bottom of this guide is a list of sample performance measures, which may provide a helpful starting point.

Evaluation in Foundations; Guidelines and Best Practices

How to Construct Performance Measures 2.0: A Brief Guide for Education Reform Grant Applicants to the Walton Family Foundation

January 1, 2011

This guide is designed to help program officers and grantees as they work together to establish good performance measures. Please be sure to review the following information prior to developing and/or revising performance measures. At the bottom of this guide is a list of sample performance measures, which may provide a helpful starting point.

Evaluation in Foundations; Guidelines and Best Practices