The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is one of six federal tiered innovation and evidence initiatives that prioritizes evaluation and building evidence of effectiveness. The focus on evidence in SIF goes beyond confirming that the funded programs achieved their intended outcomes
The Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) was developed to assess the effectiveness of federal programs and help inform management actions, budget requests, and legislative proposals directed at achieving results. The PART examines various factors that contribute to the effectiveness of
This report pulls together the best thinking, research and actionable approaches to scaling impact, as well as provides additional resources for grantmakers on readiness to scale.
This Guide provides funders with practical advice on how to think about and use evidence of effectiveness when considering investments in scale-up opportunities. The Guide does not seek to turn private funders into evaluation experts or to delve into the
This report pulls together the best thinking, research and actionable approaches to scaling impact, as well as provides additional resources for grantmakers on impact and evaluation in the context of scale.
This report gathers research on nationally rated, evidence-based programs to construct an assessment tool comprised of specific criteria to rate programs. This tool will enable funders to see where programs/services fall on a continuum of effectiveness so that they can
Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence: A User-Friendly Guide
This Guide seeks to provide educational practitioners with user-friendly tools to distinguish practices supported by rigorous evidence from those that are not.
This publication describes how to use practical evaluation methods to identify social programs that are both effective and capable of being successfully transferred to new settings. It also provides guidance in making sound decisions about the suitability of investing time