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Cross Portfolio Trends Evaluation

Cross Portfolio Trends Evaluation

Cross Portfolio Trends Evaluation

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MPHI is leading a cross-portfolio trends evaluation of W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) investments managed in the Office of the President including Catalyzing Community Giving, Community Leadership Network, Racial Equity Anchors, Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund, Solidarity Council on Racial Equity (SCoRE), and Truth Racial Healing and Transformation, Catalyzing Community Giving, Community Leadership Network Phase II, Racial Equity Anchors, and Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund. Our CCRE Director, Dr. Tracy Hilliard, is leading those evaluations; thus, she and her team have a lens for cross-portfolio trends and learnings from these investments that may be meaningful for the WKKF President, her directors, program officers, grantees, and the communities they serve.

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Racial Equity Anchors Portfolio Evaluation

Racial Equity Anchors Portfolio Evaluation

Racial Equity Anchors Portfolio Evaluation

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MPHI is evaluating the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Racial Equity Anchor Portfolio. The Advancement Project National Office, Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum, Demos, Faith in Action, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Urban League, Race Forward and UnidosUS are a collaborative of nine leading national racial equity anchor organizations supported by the WKKF. Together, these organizations work to promote racial equity, advance racial healing, and ensure that all children, families, and communities have genuine opportunities to reach their full potential.

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Catalyzing Community Giving Portfolio Evaluation

Catalyzing Community Giving Portfolio Evaluation

Catalyzing Community Giving Portfolio Evaluation

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MPHI is evaluating the Catalyzing Community Giving (CCG) initiative which supports communities of color in using philanthropy to become agents of their own change and to positively impact the lives of children and families in their communities. The current cohort of more than 30 grantees are pursuing the following strategies over a three-year period:
    • Donor Networks: Organizing giving circles and administering donor engagement programs
    • Research & Outreach: Conducting research and collecting data on local or regional philanthropic trends; developing and sharing tools, curricula, guides and trainings for donors, potential donors and nonprofits
    • Building Capacity: Developing the philanthropic capacity of communities of color; developing online platforms and mobile technologies for fundraising; utilizing evaluation technical assistance
    • Engaging in Partnerships & Network Building: Creating space and time for knowledge sharing and peer learning
Grantees are located throughout the United States and in W.K. Kellogg Foundation's priority places of Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Orleans, Haiti and Mexico. The result of these efforts will be more financial resources going to communities of color from communities of color and increased participation by people of color in how those resources are distributed within their community, which ultimately benefits the children and families living there.

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Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund Evaluation

Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund Evaluation

Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund Evaluation

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MPHI is the evaluator of The Racial Equity in Philanthropy (REP) Fund, a collaborative effort of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund and builds on each institution’s efforts in the philanthropic sector. REP Fund is premised on the belief that advancing racial equity and reflecting the diversity of U.S. society as a value is necessary to philanthropic sector effectiveness. While there have been attempts over the years to meaningfully address racial equity in philanthropy, there is still progress to be made in increasing racial diversity in leadership positions and resources directed at explicitly ending structural racism. The REP Fund’s vision is to promote grantmaking strategies that prioritize structural change and ending racial disparities as the norm in philanthropy. We believe that a more nuanced approach to philanthropy that responds to the specific needs of communities will more directly close gaps in opportunity, achievement, and resources for people of color and ultimately improve living conditions for all people.

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Trauma Informed & Restorative Practices (TIRP) Portfolio Evaluation

Trauma Informed & Restorative Practices (TIRP) Portfolio Evaluation

Trauma Informed & Restorative Practices (TIRP) Portfolio Evaluation

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In 2018, the King County Best Starts for Kids Initiative invested more than $52 million in more than 220 community partners and 400+ programs to serve children and families. MPHI is conducting the external evaluation for Best Starts for Kids’ Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices (TIRP) portfolio. TIRP is grounded in the belief that all children and young people can thrive in environments where communities’ cultures are respected and nurtured. Thirty community organizations are supporting innovative approaches to implementing trauma-informed and restorative practices in school environments. To achieve this, schools must actively confront racism and other structures of systemic oppression that perpetuate generational trauma, which in many cases is the source of negative self-image and trauma for children, young people, and families. Best Starts’ Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices in the School Environment strategy incorporates and expands on the Best Starts for Kids core principles: • Lead with racial justice • Seek collaboration and empowerment • Focus on the whole child • Develop skills to promote healing • Heal relationships • Commitment to equity The TIRP goal is partnerships will result in reduced use of punitive and exclusionary discipline practices, and in reduced disproportionality in student outcomes, by providing all children with safe, nurturing, environments that support their social, emotional and academic development. TIRP supports community-centered solutions to create the processes and conditions for transformative systemic change. This will further racial justice and strengthen networks that are grounded in the beliefs and values of the communities they represent.

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Evaluation Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Consultants

Evaluation Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Consultants

Evaluation Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Consultants

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King County invested more than $52 million in more than 220 community partners and 400+ programs to serve children and families via its Best Starts for Kids Initiative. King County’s vision is that Best Starts for Kids partners can use data and evaluation in the ways they want, to strengthen their organizations, improve their services, and communicate their impact. Best Starts for Kids has contracted with MPHI and other local consultants who are experts in working with data and evaluation in the context of community-based organizations, to help support Best Starts’ funded partners with evaluation capacity building and technical assistance. Here are some examples of ways we can support BSK partners: •Understand and develop performance measurements in alignment with BSK evaluation plans •Learn how to analyze data needed to report performance measures in BSK evaluation plans •Learn how to collect data through surveys, focus groups, and interviews, including support to develop and implement data collection tools •Integrate evaluative thinking and continuous quality improvement into program operations •Assistance in establishing or improving organizational data infrastructure •Adapt data collection strategies to improve cultural relevance Any organization that has received Best Starts funding can request consultation by completing a short request form here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/bskdatasupport

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Community Leadership Network Evaluation

Community Leadership Network Evaluation

Community Leadership Network Evaluation

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MPHI is evaluating the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network (CLN)—a partnership with the Center for Community Leadership. CLN is an innovative fellowship that supports eighty local leaders with training, coaching, and leading in place to connect, grow and lead transformational change toward a more equitable society.

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The Program for Breast Cancer in Young Women (PBCYW)

The Program for Breast Cancer in Young Women (PBCYW)

The Program for Breast Cancer in Young Women (PBCYW)

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Working in partnership with MDHHS, the Program for Breast Cancer in Young Women is working to address the unique needs of women who have received a diagnosis of early state or metastatic breast cancer before the age of 45, and their caregivers. The project focuses on recruiting and engaging stakeholders to participate in the PBCYW Advisory Council. The Advisory Council will work to increase access to services and programs for young women with breast cancer and their caregivers.

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MI Innovations in Care Coordination

MI Innovations in Care Coordination

MI Innovations in Care Coordination

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The Michigan Innovations in Care Coordination (MICC) Project’s goal is to improve access to coordinated and integrated care for children at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder/Developmental Delay (ASD/DD). Through community, parent and stakeholder engagement, the MICC project educates and trains providers on providing timely evaluations and services for children. At risk children receive timely identification, intervention and coordination of services and family members are supported as equal partners in establishing a collaborative system of care.

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CONNECTED: A Youth Mental Health Initiative

CONNECTED: A Youth Mental Health Initiative

CONNECTED: A Youth Mental Health Initiative

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CONNECTED is a two-year initiative that intends to reduce anxiety, depression and suicide among young people aged 10 to 24 in underserved communities, and empowers youth to engage in meaningful change. With support from a private venture philanthropist, and in partnership with Change Matrix, Relias, Watauga Consulting and Youth MOVE National, the National Council for Behavioral Health launched this initiative to increase access to and engagement in quality, appropriate care for youth in underserved communities who experience barriers to mental health supports. Recognizing that efforts driven by and for those they intend to serve are most effective, CONNECTED engages young people with lived experience. Five organizations are piloting approaches and connecting young people in their communities to new types of mental health supports. A comprehensive evaluation, led by MPHI, will illuminate the driving factors that contribute to successful implementation of effective approaches. Lessons learned and resources will be shared nationally in support of empowering communities to enact positive change.

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