2017 is the second year that the Partnership Grants have focused on the evaluation of current programming. We feel the importance of measuring success and evaluation cannot be overstated.
Partnership grants totaling $100,644 are given to these nine nonprofit organizations.
- Awaken INC: Funding will allow Awaken to measure its impact on the women and children it serves by hiring a UNR grad student to work in collaboration with a UNR professor in the Counseling & Educational Psychology program.
- Nevada Discovery Museum: Funding will support the review and development of formal evaluation methods for two of The Discovery’s programs, Social Science and Camp Discovery.
- Nevada Urban Indians: Funding will support activities to cultivate evaluative thinking among program coordinators, including creating a system of data collection, training Program Coordinators, and supporting a consultant to help with data analysis.
- Northern Nevada HOPES: Funding will support a financial empowerment coach who will help develop an evaluation and data tracking program for the newly created Financial Wellness Clinic.
- Note-able Music Therapy Services: Funding will support the creation of standardized, centralized, and efficient procedures for collecting, analyzing and sharing data related to programs.
- Reno Little Theater: Funding will support activities and technologies purchases which will enable RLT to improve its data gathering and evaluation methods.
- Sierra Arts Foundation: Funding will support the continued evaluation of student and teacher success by learning through an Arts Integrated teaching curriculum.
- Sierra Nevada Journeys: Funding will support the continued evaluation capacity building work initiated by SNJ in partnership with the Center for Program Evaluation started in 2016.
- Wells Family Resources: Funding will support the evaluation of the collaboration Building Blocks for Literacy to access the effectiveness of the collaboration’s goals of increasing awareness of the importance of early childhood literacy and access to literacy resources for people in rural northeast Nevada.