Measuring progress means monitoring and assessing the efforts of individual grantees and, more importantly, it means tracking progress toward broader community-level outcomes. The ability to measure progress not only demonstrates our collective contribution toward improved health and wellness in Spartanburg County, it allows the Foundation’s staff and Board of Trustees to reflect on and improve upon our grantmaking and the impact of our investments.
Before we could measure progress, we had to know where we were headed and how we would get there. In 2014, the Foundation formed a committee, comprised of staff, members of the Board of Trustees, and community partners and grantees, to develop a logic model to guide our grantmaking. The ECD logic model graphically displays the short, intermediate, and long-term outcomes that we seek to accomplish. Additionally, we have developed indicators of success for each of the short-term outcomes. The accompanying theory of change explains the rationale and assumptions that guided the development of the logic model.
Click the images below to see the Foundation’s ECD Logic Model & Indicators of Success and the theory of change.