Each year OCF publishes an impact report tracking our progress against strategic objectives, sharing success stories and reporting back on our finances.
The reports show how much progress the community foundation has made over the past few years, from £206,000 in grants made in 2014, to £847,000 in 2017. This is thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors and supporters, as well as a concerted focus on a clear strategy led by our Chair and Board of Trustees.
Despite this success, we are not complacent. We aspire to measuring the impact of our grants more rigorously, determining the long-term changes achieved as well as reporting on outputs and outcomes. In early 2017, OCF’s monitoring and evaluation processes were improved to allow the collection of detailed data, such as the number of beneficiaries reached, and the changes witnessed since the grant was spent. We aim to build on this by quantifying outcomes and ultimately to translating these into long-term impact.