This brief is based on an external evaluation of the CEF's four-year (2006-2009) program, which comprised two cycles of grant-making, capacity building convenings, and technical assistance support. The methodology consisted of a literature review, focus group discussions with community partners/grantees, and conversations with advisory committee members and AAPIP staff. The 2010 Program was designed in part based on feedback from this evaluation report.
- Capacity building resources are transformative. Tweet
- Community partners acknowledge the AMEMSA frame is critical to field building Tweet
- Civic Engagement Fund convenings provide a unique space for field building: organizations tapped into this network to develop collaborative proposals during times of crisis. Tweet
- Community partners see Civic Engagement Fund staff as an Ally and Advocate. Staff support extends beyond the grant and convenings. Tweet
- Participation in the Civic Engagement Fund provides foundations with deeper knowledge of AMEMSA communities. Tweet
- The Civic Engagement Fund offers an opportunity to fund AMEMSA communities despite a lack of expertise or human capital and enables advisory committee members to expand and leverage funds. Tweet
- The Civic Engagement Fund offers foundations opportunities to engage directly with AMEMSA organizations. Tweet