Designing and evaluating projects of private and political foundations

Many foundations pursue their goals by implementing their own programs. Frequently, they also act as funding foundations that enable others to develop and implement charitable projects and initiatives. They use a range of instruments such as competitions, scholarship programs, prizes, the funding of pilot projects, the appointment of independent committees and juries, political consulting, scientific studies, surveys, seminars, and colloquia. How can foundations ensure long-term effects and lasting changes? How can impact be integrated into project design from the outset? Are there different approaches to evaluation in private and political foundations? And how can cooperation partners and grant recipients cope with higher expectations and contribute to a stricter focus on impact?

Resource Persons
Jens Koy | Consultant and Evaluator
Bettina Kurz | Senior Analyst, PHINEO gAG

Julia Hahn | Anchor and Reporter News and Current Affairs, Deutsche Welle (DW)

Hosted by
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBS)


Bettina Kurz: PHINEO’s approach to impact analysis: The challenge to prove and to improve at the same time

Jens Koy: Designing and Evaluating Impact-oriented projects: Some Challenges and Lessons Learnt