Best-in-class foundations are increasingly realizing the power of big data to inform decision making with tools like success predictors and community impact models. Charitable giving has high stakes—with so many disadvantaged individuals in our communities, it is vital that funding be allocated only to the most effective organizations. Every foundation strives to be good stewards of their resources. Are you sure your foundation is maximizing its social impact?

StrategyWise can transform your foundation’s database by implementing granular data collection practices through detailed applications and follow-up reporting. We can help you collect the pivotal data points that help you understand your foundation’s impact to the community.
StrategyWise’s Charitable ROI method involves cost-benefit calculations that determine the estimated return per dollar invested in the program. The benefit of this method is the ability to apply a common metric across all applicants, giving grant managers the ability to compare applications over a range of focus areas.
From recycling to summer learning to job training, foundations ask the question, “Where will our money do the most good?” StrategyWise’s Charitable ROI method has three components to answer that question: Impact to Community Scores, Probability of Success Scores, and foundation funding.
StrategyWise’s method of Charitable ROI calculations eliminates the time- and resource-intensive nature of return calculations. The result is a quantitative decision-making tool that helps grant managers make data-informed decisions.

Know the impact of every dollar of funding.

The StrategyWise method of grant making involves applying the quantitative power of data analytics to outcomes to estimate the program’s social return on investment. By applying a common unit of value across programs, grant managers are able to compare calculated monetary returns across foundation focus areas to determine the programs of greatest effectiveness.

Let StrategyWise help your foundation transform its grantmaking.

  • Build infrastructure for extensive, high-quality data collection and governance.
  • Gain a granular understanding of your foundation’s economic impact to its community.
  • Calculate potential returns on investments on every charitable investment.
  • Utilize additional quantitative decision tools that assist with making funding allocation decisions.
  • Learn more about Data Science for foundations with our glossary of terms