Evaluating the effectiveness of the Tamarisk Coalition
The Walton Family Foundation asked CEA to evaluate the effectiveness of the Tamarisk Coalition, which provides technical assistance to restore riparian lands in the Western United States. The Foundation asked CEA to analyze the group’s work and solicit feedback on its performance from partners and fellow stakeholders. In addition to reviewing and analyzing grantmaking documents and relevant media coverage, CEA conducted 27 interviews with TC’s staff, board, partners, and stakeholders.
Evaluating the effectiveness of the Colorado Water Trust
The Walton Family Foundation asked CEA to evaluate the effectiveness of the Colorado Water Trust, which uses voluntary, market-based solutions to restore and protect the state’s streams. In addition to analyzing grantmaking files, CWT documents, and relevant media coverage, CEA conducted 26 interviews with CWT’s staff, board, partners, and other experts.
Supporting the foundation’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning program
CEA has had an on-going contract with the Walton Family Foundation to provide data collection, analysis, and reporting for the seafood markets’ dashboard associated with the environmental program area. CEA provides an outsourced monitoring, evaluation, and learning capacity for the foundation, engaging with all relevant grantees, conducting necessary analyses, and drafting annual dashboard submission which are presented to the foundation’s board.