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Learning & Evaluation at CHCF

How We Think About Learning and Evaluation

At the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), we strive to foster a culture of inquiry. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we reflect on lessons we have learned, share the results with others, and integrate that learning into future grantmaking.

Project Evaluations

CHCF commissions independent evaluations of projects when there are opportunities to learn, contribute to the field, or inform our grantmaking. The results of CHCF-funded evaluations are shared publicly as part of our commitment to assessment, learning, and transparency. See all completed evaluations.

Other Foundation Assessments

  • Grantmaking Review. This annual overview tracks a number of measures related to the distribution of payout over the prior fiscal year. Download the most recent review (PDF).
  • Nationwide Foundation Efforts. A special Grantmakers in Health report, supported by CHCF, highlights five lessons learned over 15 years of grantmaking and how these can be applied to improve access to affordable health coverage. See Connecting Consumers to Coverage: Foundations Learn from the Past and Look to the Future.
  • Automating Workflow. This report and companion essay describe how CHCF completed an assessment of its grantmaking processes and replaced outmoded procedures for documenting and tracking grants with a fully integrated, web-based system. Read No More Paper Chase.