The Pew Fund Evaluation Capacity Building Initiative

The Pew Fund Evaluation Capacity Building Initiative

Featured learning and development project

The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services launched the Evaluation Capacity Building Initiative (ECBI) in early 2018 to strengthen their grantees’ abilities to monitor and evaluate their programs and use data to improve services for some of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable residents.

Through group learning sessions and individualized coaching, the program expands the abilities of organizations to monitor their ongoing progress, use data to inform their practices, and evaluate results to determine whether goals are being met and how to make improvements.

Pew partners with ImpactED and McClanahan Associates, Inc., to help Pew grantees explore how to collect more useful data, encourage data-driven organizational cultures, and build stronger programs.

2018-2019 Participating organizations 

  • Broad Street Ministry 
  • Career Wardrobe 
  • Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) 
  • Central Behavioral Health 
  • Community Learning Center 
  • Drueding Center 
  • Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation 
  • ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth 
  • Esperanza Health Center 
  • Face to Face 
  • Family Service Association of Bucks County 
  • Garage Community and Youth Center 
  • Intercommunity Action Intercultural Family Services
  • Joseph J. Peters Institute 
  • Lutheran Settlement House 
  • Maternal and Child Health Consortium 
  • Mural Arts Philadelphia 
  • Network of Victim Assistance 
  • Philabundance 
  • Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) 
  • Project HOME 
  • Senior Community Services 
  • SquashSmarts 
  • Support Center for Child Advocates 
  • Supportive Older Women’s Network 
  • Surrey Services for Seniors 
  • Women Against Abuse 
  • Women’s Opportunities Resource Center 
  • YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

2020-2021 Participating organizations 

  • ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships
  • Benefits Data Trust
  • Bethesda Project
  • Broad Street Ministry
  • The Wardrobe
  • Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) 
  • Chester Education Foundation
  • Delaware County Women Against Rape
  • Depaul USA
  • Drueding Center
  • Face to Face
  • Garage Community and Youth Center
  • Greater Philadelphia YMCA
  • Horizons at Greene Street Friends School
  • Inglis Foundation
  • Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia
  • Maternal and Child Health Consortium
  • Philabundance
  • Philadelphia Futures
  • Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) 
  • Senior Community Services, Inc.
  • The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County
  • The Intergenerational Center - Temple University College of Education
  • Women Against Abuse
  • YouthBuild Philly Charter School

Learn more about the Evaluation Capacity Building Initiative (ECBI) on the Pew Trusts website.

Applications are currently closed. Please email Impact-ED@sas.upenn.edu for more information about future cohorts.

Melanie Cataldi

Ending Hunger. For Good. is a bold, new strategy that will allow us, through collaboration, to focus on the vicious cycle of spending trade-offs and no-win decisions: Do I buy food or medicine? Heat or eat? With the support of our learnings, Philabundance has been able to lay the groundwork for transformational change within our organization and to develop meaningful evaluation plans for our expanded mission.”

Melanie Cataldi
Chief Impact Officer, Philabundance