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Mathematica is a trusted learning partner to foundations and grantees, supporting their efforts to transform communities and catalyze social change. 

Working at the intersection of strategy, evaluation, and practice, we help maximize the impact of foundation investments, ensuring they are evidence-informed and move the needle on complex challenges.

Mathematica offers foundations a full range of learning and evaluation services to strengthen program design and execution across the strategy lifecycle. We help foundations and their grantees to better understand the problems they seek to tackle; develop data-driven solutions and strategies; refine programs based on results and learning; and generate rigorous evidence on effective approaches that can advance the field. Our approach is rooted in collaboration, equity, and a commitment to improving social outcomes. Whether providing strategy insights, using data science and analytics to improve programs, or conducting evaluations, we engage closely with foundations and their partners to ensure our work is tailored to their decision-making and learning needs. We draw on the best available methods, tools, and technology to produce credible data and evidence, and leverage strategic learning and dissemination techniques to support evidence-based action. To amplify lessons learned, and in our role as thought partner, we work with foundations to convene stakeholders and communities of practice around key sector and cross-sectoral issues.

How we help foundations and grantees use evidence to increase their impact

 
Support Strategy and Program Design
 
Facilitate Continuous Program Improvement
 
Generate Credible Evidence to Advance Knowledge
 
Translate and Disseminate Evidence to Guide Action
 
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Organizations We’ve Served

Missouri Foundation for Health
Walton Family Foundation
American Public Human Services Association
MacArthur Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Partners in Progress

Kimberlin Butler

Kimberlin Butler

Director of Foundation Engagement

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Joshua Haimson

Joshua Haimson

Director of Human Service Foundations and Non-Profits

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Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith

Director of International Foundations

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So O'Neil

So O'Neil

Director of Health Foundations

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