Request for Applications: Grant Program Evaluators

The Hogg Foundation values evaluation as a powerful tool not only for examining the outcomes of its grant programs, but also for strategic learning. To support our evaluation efforts, we maintain a directory of professionals with experience in evaluating grant programs in the field of mental health. The directory is used to identify and select evaluators for foundation grant programs. We accept applications to join our evaluator directory at any time.

Eligible individuals as well as 501(c)(3) non-profit and private for-profit organizations in Texas are eligible to apply to be included in the directory of evaluation professionals with experience in evaluating grant programs in the field of mental health.

All applications will be processed through Fluxx, the foundation’s online application system. If you’re new to Fluxx, you’ll need to follow the instructions on the Fluxx homepage to create a new account. Then select the “RFA: Evaluators for Mental Health Grant Programs” option.

How to Apply

Eligibility: Individual evaluation professionals, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, and private for-profit organizations.

Application Deadline: None

Application Process: Submit application materials

Notice of Inclusion in Directory: Two weeks after submission

Questions: Must be submitted by email

Background

The Hogg Foundation values evaluation as a powerful tool not only for examining the outcomes of its grant programs, but also for strategic learning. The foundation encourages staff to apply lessons learned in their development of future grant initiatives. Evaluation staff coordinate and direct all grant program evaluation projects at the foundation and act as liaisons encouraging communication and coordination among external evaluators, grantees and program officers. This connection ensures that the evaluation process and deliverables are valuable for all stakeholders.

Summary reports detailing the outcomes and overall results of foundation grant programs are created jointly by evaluators and foundation evaluation staff to effectively communicate findings to program officers, grantees, and community stakeholders. Evaluations of grant programs are funded in a variety of ways such as grants to organizations for evaluation projects and through subcontracts that foundation grantees make with external evaluators. The foundation intends to use the evaluator directory as a primary means of selecting skilled evaluators for future grant programs, but may still issue a request for proposals (RFP) for a particularly complex or idiosyncratic evaluation.

Learn more about current evaluation activities and examples of recent evaluation reports.

Questions and Answers

What is the deadline for submitting an application?
There is no deadline for adding your name to our directory of evaluation professionals.

Can only individual evaluation professionals apply?
Individuals as well as 501(c)(3) non-profit and private for-profit organizations are eligible to apply.

Is this a request for applications for an evaluation grant?
No, this request for applications is not connected to a grant program. Information gathered from the application process will be utilized to inform the foundation’s identification of evaluators when future evaluation opportunities arise.

How often does this application process occur?
This RFA will be in effect on an ongoing basis. Additions to the directory will only be made through the RFA process.

Will the directory be available to organizations outside of the Hogg Foundation?
The contact information and credentials for individuals and organizations selected to be included in the directory will only be available to Hogg Foundation staff. Respondents who indicate that they would like to have their information shared with other funders with whom the foundation networks may have their contact information shared with other Texas-based foundations in response to a specific inquiry.  

Do I need to renew my listing in the directory in the future?
Individuals and organizations who are selected to be included in the foundation’s directory should update the foundation when there is a change in their contact information or other credentials, and may contact the foundation at any time to request removal from the directory. 

In the future, will the foundation not issue a request for proposals (RFP) or request for letters of interest (RLOI) to fund an evaluator?
The foundation plans to use the directory as a primary source for identifying evaluators. The foundation may still issue an RFP or RLOI when it seeks to fund a particularly complex or idiosyncratic evaluation.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Please send questions by email to Hogg-grants@austin.utexas.edu. The foundation’s communications with potential applicants is limited to e-mail correspondence and the website.