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Final Report from the Models for Change Evaluation

June 24, 2016

Note: This evaluation is accompanied by an evaluation of the National Campaign for this initiative as well as introduction to the evaluation effort by MacArthur's President, Julia Stasch, and a response to the evaluation from the program team. Access these related materials here ( for Change is an initiative of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundationto accelerate juvenile justice reforms and promote fairer, more effective, and more developmentally appropriate juvenile justice systems throughout the United States. Between 2004 and 2014, the Foundation invested more than $121 million in the initiative, intending to create sustainable and replicable models of systems reform.In June 2013, the Foundation partnered with Mathematica Policy Research and the University of Maryland to design and conduct a retrospective evaluation of Models for Change. The evaluation focused on the core state strategy, the action network strategy, and the national context in which Models for Change played out. This report is a digest and synthesis of several technical reports prepared as part of the evaluation.

Lessons for the Philanthropic Sector on the Use of Matching Contingencies

February 6, 2015

Many philanthropic institutions require prospective or current grantees to match all or part of the value of a grant in order to secure funding. Foundations use matching contingencies to recruit funding partners, build grantee capacity to raise funds, replicate program models, and exit from the field, among other purposes. In January 2014, Atlantic commissioned Mathematica Policy Research to evaluate its matching practices. The purpose of the evaluation is to document the utility and outcomes of Atlantic's use of matching requirements. The findings in this report provide information on the outcomes and effects of the use of matching contingencies to inform other philanthropic organizations about possible consequences of this funding practice.

Covering Kids & Families: A Continuing Program for Increasing Insurance Coverage Among Low-Income Families

June 30, 2010

Explores the impact of the program's coalition-based approaches to improving Children's Health Insurance and Medicaid programs to increase enrollment on policy and procedures and assesses the outcomes of policy change on coverage of children and parents.

Outliving Grant Funding: A Review of State CKF Projects and Coalitions and the Roles of Funding and In-Kind Support in Their Survival

November 30, 2008

Examines how the requirements built into RWJF's grants for projects to increase enrollment in Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs affected the sustainability, evolution, and activities of grantees and coalitions after the grants ended.

Covering Kids & Families Evaluation: Strategies for Sustaining CKF: Interim Synthesis of Evaluation Findings

December 30, 2005

Explores state grantees' and coalitions' views on the sustainability of their efforts to help eligible families enroll in public health insurance after RWJF funding ends, the permanence of the changes effected, and their implications for CKF activities.

Covering Kids & Families Evaluation: Expectations of Sustainability: What Do CKF Grantees and State Officials Predict Will Happen Once RWJF Funding Ends?

December 29, 2005

Based on a survey of CKF state grantees and Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program officials, examines prospects for continuing efforts to increase enrollment, factors contributing to survival, alternative funding sources, and priorities.

Covering Kids & Families Evaluation: Improving Medicaid and SCHIP Through Simplification and Coordination

December 13, 2005

Based on a survey of CKF state grantees and Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program officials, outlines procedural simplifications and better coordination achieved to improve programs and increase enrollment, CKF's role, and contributing factors.