At the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, we invite feedback from our grantees in order to understand our impact and effectiveness. In 2022 we partnered with the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) an independent nonprofit organization focused on the development of data and insight to enable higher-performing funders. CEP helped us survey grantees anonymously about quality of their interactions with us, the effectiveness of our grantmaking practices, and grantee perspectives on our knowledge of the issues and communities in which they work, and our response to the global pandemic and racial justice reckoning. CEP received 206 responses to the survey sent out this spring, a 63% response rate. Over the three months that followed, CEP analyzed survey results and gave us detailed insights on the feedback they received from the Fund’s grantees.
As part of our commitment to transparency, we invite you consider our key learnings, and browse through our results at the CEP site, where you can explore the data and cohort comparisons.