Since 2003, the Hewlett Foundation has regularly commissioned a “Grantee Perception Report” to get feedback from grantees on our performance and our relationship with their organizations. The survey is conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), and contains a mix of quantitative and qualitative responses, benchmarked against our own past performances as well as the results of our peer funders who also work with CEP to administer the survey to their grantees.

CEP’s report to us protects the anonymity of respondents, and provides detailed information across a number of dimensions, such as our knowledge of grantees’ fields and our impact on their organizations, that our staff uses to evaluate our work and make changes to our practices where necessary.