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GreenLight Fund

Social Innovation Fund Initiative (SIF)

The Center is the evaluation partner for the GreenLight Fund’s SIF initiative, a community driven effort to expand and replicate innovative, evidence‐based programs focused on closing the achievement and opportunity gap. As the evaluation partner, the Center is providing technical assistance to GreenLight grantees as they plan and implement rigorous, high quality evaluations of their programs. Center activities include providing support for GreenLight’s grantee selection process; building the grantees’ capacity to define their evaluation goals (through a logic model process), select and manage local evaluators to carry out well‐designed impact studies, and make effective use of evaluation data; establishing a
common reporting framework and system across grantees; and documenting the GreenLight SIF process through a formative evaluation aimed at expanding the knowledge base about the role of intermediaries like the Fund.

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