We believe in order to realize our ambition, we need to be a learning organization. We need to continue, step by step, to build a culture that values and prioritizes learning at all levels of the organization – staff, management, and trustees – as well as among our grantee partners, peer funders, and the broader field.

We are assessing our contribution to impact by using the best evidence available from a diverse range of sources to determine how our programs and funding mechanisms can adapt to context changes and take advantage of emerging possibilities.

We are increasing our participation in various collaborative fora – such as the International Education Funders Group (IEFG), OECD NetFWD, European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and Philanthropy Europe Association (Philia) – that advance learning in education and philanthropy. It is in these fora and through our own channels that we share the results of our research and evaluation efforts, reflect on lessons learned, and ideas and insights generated by our teams, peers, and partners.

Introducing our new section: conversations with team members and partners at the Jacobs Foundation