Investment Partners


Investment partners are those who contribute financial resources to advance equitable evaluation in ways that directly advance field wide practice. 

Would you like to partner with the EEI? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us here.



The Endowment is supporting strategy development and early implementation of the Equitable Evaluation Initiative with a focus on communications and foundation focused communities of practice.



The Foundation is supporting strategy development and early implementation of the Equitable Evaluation Initiative.


The James Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation is excited to be an Investment Partner and is committed to advancing its own evaluation and learning practices to make them more equitable and in service to equity — and supporting the field in doing so as well.



Kresge is both an investment and practice partner. They are supporting exploration of who and where are the places most ready to use the FreshLo teaching case to advance their EE practice.

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McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. As we build our capacity to harness diverse sources of facts and knowledge in service of applied learning, we are committed to advancing equity in all of our learning and evaluation work. Partnering with the Equitable Evaluation Initiative allows us to accelerate progress in our own work and work in the field.


S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

As a spend-down foundation sunsetting in 2020, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation considers an investment in EEI to be one of the most critical final contributions it can make to the field of evaluation. The Foundation is providing core support for the first two years of the initiative.


Robert W. Johnson Foundation

The Robert W. Johnson Foundation is a proud supporter of the Equitable Evaluation Initiative’s field-building and paradigm shift efforts and are committed to transforming its own practices to better position evaluation in service of equity.



The Seattle Foundation is the EEI’s fiscal sponsor and an Investment Partner. Its commitment to equity and evaluation in the greater Seattle community and among national peers makes them a natural strategic partner of the EEI.



Talent Citizen is an executive search firm committed to advancing EEI’s mission by partnering on talent strategy at the organizational and advisory levels. They reach across the boundaries of sector and discipline in the pursuit of positive social impact and equitable practice.


Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is a family-led foundation that tackles tough social and environmental problems with urgency and a long-term approach to create access to opportunity for people and communities. We are proud to be both an investment and a practice partner for the Equitable Evaluation Initiative. Learn more about how we are advancing equity through our evaluation work here