top of page
Hand-drawn arrow

Historical Timeline of EEI


A collaborative team from Luminare Group, Center for Evaluation Innovation, and Johnson Center for Philanthropy came together to explore the ways in which foundations were both conceptualizing and using evaluation to advance equity. With core funding from WK Kellogg Foundation and complimentary funding from The California Endowment and Kresge Foundation, the team engaged in primary and secondary research culminating in an invitational roundtable that explored examples of principles that reflected and advanced equity, as well as opportunities and challenges to practices and recommendations for how to advance a new paradigm in philanthropy.



Thanks to funding from The Ford Foundation and The California Endowment, the collaborative team shifted to designing what is now known as the Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI). Multiple gatherings and work sessions across the country informed the current purpose, feel and flow of the Equitable Evaluation Framework™. 



Equitable Evaluation Initiative officially launched. Making the Case Collaboratories (MTCC) began.



MTCC’s continued. The first Equitable Evaluation Framework™ Practice Partners Class launched.



MTCC’s concluded. All EEF Practice Partner Classes filled.

bottom of page