Growing the Movement for Human Rights: an Evaluation of the Libra Foundation’s Grantmaking

In 2008 The Libra Foundation, a family foundation established in 2003, undertook a grantee evaluation as part of a multi-year effort to reflect upon its impact and practices as a grantmaker. The evaluation sought to understand how well The Foundation had been meeting the organizational goals of 1) supporting the domestic and international human rights movement and 2) serving as a partner and resource for grantees. This summary document, crafted specifically for funders, underscores the importance of ongoing reflection and analysis within family foundations.  The report also highlights how grantees viewed the efficacy and helpfulness of The Libra Foundation’s practices as a grantmaker and how The Foundation is responding to the feedback provided by its grantees.