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We are committed to sharing the results of our grantmaking and the lessons we learn as we carry out our work. We believe it is important to evaluate and reflect regularly, study the findings of research and reports generated with our support, and communicate the results with those in the field and with the public.Read more about our learning philosophy

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Evaluation of Human Rights and International Justice grantmaking in Nigeria, 2000-2012

This evaluation found that the Foundation’s use of limited resources over an extended period of time had contributed to legal precedents and attracted other donors to scale up projects – thus contributing to long-term systemic change. More

Report Details Global Impact Investing in 2014

A report by the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative showcases the use of public policy tools to expand the reach of impact investing across a range of developed and developing countries and regions.  More

Learning Labs Becoming Innovation Spaces for Teens

A report by the Institute of Museum and Library Services details the growing impact that learning labs in libraries and museums across the country are having on teen learning. More

Evidence-Based Policymaking: A Guide for Effective Government

A report outlines a comprehensive framework to assist policymakers in building a system of evidence-based government, helping them to achieve substantially better results by funding and operating public programs that are proven to work. More

Report Finds Multifamily Lending Still Lagging in Cook County Neighborhoods

Cook County’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, which saw the greatest impact from the foreclosure and economic crisis, are still struggling when it comes to securing lending for multifamily housing. More