At its core, Tipping Point Community revolves around its relationships with grantees—we exist to maximize the results of the on-the-ground efforts of the organizations we support. This makes understanding the grantee perspective critical to our success.
Our progress depends upon awareness of both those current approaches that are working and those that are not. Which is why, beyond looking at the numbers -- dollars invested and results gained -- we felt it important to ask our groups how we’re doing. Tipping Point grantee feedback is documented in our first-ever third-party evaluation. Click here to view the Tipping Point Community Grantee Feedback Report, which was completed between fall 2009 and winter 2010.
We learned that, on the whole, our groups feel that Tipping Point is influencing a shift in the dynamic between grantees and funders in the Bay Area. We also learned that there is a need for better communication and increased transparency in our partnerships. We heard that grantees want greater clarity around our due diligence process, our criteria for making targeted investments and our long-term goals and vision for growth.
This report is just one way we are evaluating our effectiveness in the philanthropic sector. We welcome your feedback and reflections and are always available for a phone call, a cup of coffee or an email exchange to discuss your thoughts about how we can improve our work.
We want to express our sincere thanks to the 22 executive directors who participated in this research; your time, thoughtfulness and candor are so appreciated. Thank you to Dr. Claire Brindis and Héctor Sánchez-Flores from the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco for designing the study and publishing its results. Finally, thank you to our donors for making our work possible.
With all our best,
CEO + Founder
Tipping Point Community