Foundation support of evaluation

Nick L. Smith

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A computerized search of the Foundation Grants Index was conducted to identify the nature and extent of foundation awards for evaluation work. The awards granted between 1972 and 1983 are described here in terms of size of grants, nature of recipients and supporting foundations, yearly and geographic distribution patterns, and topical areas of primary support. Because so few awards were found, three follow-up questions also are addressed. What is the actual level of foundation activity in evaluation? How public is foundation work in evaluation? And to what extent is foundation evaluation activity accurately represented in the Foundation Grants Index? Foundation resource materials also are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-239
Number of pages25
JournalEvaluation Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences


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