Articles & Publications

Investing in Community Change: An Evaluation of a Decade of Data-Driven Grantmaking

Lois Greco, Maggie Grieve, Ira Goldstein

The Foundation Review, Vol. 7, Issue 3, 2015 


As part of an issue focused on place-based philanthropy, this article discusses Success Measures and The Reinvestment Fund's joint evaluation of the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation's ten years of grantmaking and related programs in low-income communities in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. The findings, following the examination of 140 grants designed to improve the quality of life for families and children in the region, helped the foundation reaffirm its mission, revise some programmatic components, and contributed to its new strategic plan