2018 Evaluation Findings

Colorado Springs Health Foundation recently shared its 2018 evaluation findings with the community.  CSHF’s evaluation goals are to inform strategy, assess alignment and drive learning.  During 2017, CSHF’s evaluation efforts were aimed at informing strategy and assessing alignment. During 2018, the focus was driving learning related to five key concepts:  sustainability, collaboration, culture of learning, evidence-based practice and health equity.

CSHF chose to explore these five concepts because each is either key to CSHF’s grant decision-making process and/or key to making a greater impact on community health.  The findings showed that respondents tend to define and apply these concepts at an individualized level more so than a systems or community level.  The evaluation process also sought insights on CSHF as a funding partner.  Respondents reported general satisfaction with the relationship, and made some suggestions for improvement such as the development of a shorter grant application process for smaller grants.  This is something that CSHF will explore.

Read the entire 2018 evaluation findings report, plus the two in-depth case studies done on Community Partnership for Child Development and Community Partnership Family Resource Center.

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CSHF is grateful to all funded partners who participated in the most recent evaluation effort. We are particularly thankful to Community Partnership for Child Development and Community Partnership Family Resource Center, as they agreed to be the focus of the case studies.