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Impact and Evaluation

The ProVeg Grants Program conducts a rigorous quantitative evaluation to determine the collective reach and impact of our grantmaking.

 

The evaluation is divided into four sections:

Grantmaking 
Impact
Reach
Grantee Capacity

 

We aim to update this evaluation with latest grantee data twice a year. With each new evaluation round, the reach and impact results will increase as our grantmaking increases. Please send questions to [email protected]

 

To be notified of updated evaluations, capacity-building opportunities, and grant deadlines, please subscribe to our newsletter.

The ProVeg Grants Program conducts a rigorous quantitative evaluation to determine the collective reach and impact of our grantmaking.

 

The evaluation is divided into four sections:

Grantmaking 
Impact
Reach
Grantee Capacity

 

We aim to update this evaluation with latest grantee data twice a year. With each new evaluation round, the reach and impact results will increase as our grantmaking increases. Please send questions to [email protected]

 

To be notified of updated evaluations, capacity-building opportunities, and grant deadlines, please subscribe to our newsletter.

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Reach

Through grantmaking, the ProVeg Grants Program has reached countless members of the public, corporations, government officials, and other influential changemakers who are contributing to a meaningful reduction and elimination in animal consumption.

Some grant recipients opted out of the evaluation survey, so we expect our reach is actually higher than what is shown.

Results for this section include only grants that have been completed by January 2021 and do not include granted projects that are currently in process.

18.2 million Individuals

exposed to a plant-based message

11,500 Corporations & Institutions

replaced animal-based or increased plant-based products

140,000 Challenge Participants

individuals who participated in a plant-based challenge for at least 30 days

133,500 Events

indviduals & professionals reached at public events, medical conferences, business summits, and more

1990 Professional Chefs

trained in plant-based culinary arts

3 Academic Research

that contributes to reduction and elimination of animal consumption

7 Policy & Legislation

that contribute to reduction and elimination of animal consumption

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Impact

Through grantmaking, the ProVeg Grants Program has made meaningful impact in reducing global animal consumption and demand, which is now paving the way to saved animal lives, reduced animal suffering, mitigating climate change, and preserving land and water. 

Our research team is diligently working to finalize results for this section and more details will be coming soon.

Some grant recipients opted out of the evaluation survey, so we expect our reach is actually higher than what is shown.

Results in this section include only grants that have been completed by January 2021 and do not include granted projects that are currently in process.

 

501,000 Committed Fewer Animal Dishes Each Year

served in institutions and corporations each year

420,000 Committed Fewer Animal Dishes Each Year

through individuals participating in vegan challenges each year

? Individuals Eliminating Animal Dishes Each Year

Although it’s not possible to estimate the number of individuals who went plant-based after exposure to public outreach, with over 18 million people exposed to the plant-based message each year, we expect this number is meaningful.

 

coming soon Animals

Equivalent number of animals spared each year due to fewer animal-based dishes consumed.

coming soon CO2 tons

Equivalent reduced CO2 each year due to annual fewer animal-based dishes consumed.

coming soon Acres of Land

Equivalent reduced acreage use each year due to annual fewer animal-based dishes consumed.

coming soon Liters of Water

Equivalent liters of water saved each year due to annual fewer animal-based dishes consumed.

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Grantmaking

The ProVeg Grants Program offers 5 types of grants and numerous capacity-building opportunities.

The ProVeg Grant and E.V.A. Grant accept unsolicited proposals.  The Capacity, COVID-Relief, and Donor-Advised Grants are available only to current ProVeg and E.V.A. Grant recipients. The capacity-building accelerators are open to everyone.

Results from this section include both ongoing grants and completed grants up to January 2021.

 

 

Grant recipient countries

219 Total Grants Distributed

62 Countries

5 Continents

84 ProVeg Grants Distributed

90 E.V.A. Grants Distributed

19 COVID Relief Grants Distributed

13 Capacity Grants Distributed

13 Donor-Advised Grants Distributed

1 Management Accelerator

to equip leaders with skills to manage effective organizations

4 Intervention Accelerators

to equip leaders with skills to manage effective campaigns

1 Africa Regional Accelerator

to strengthen organizations and spark campaign interest across Africa

207 Accelerator Members

from 52 countries and 5 continents

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Grants by Region 

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Grants by Global South and Global North

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Grants by Grantee Budget

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Words from Grant Recipients

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Grantee Capacity

In addition to reach and impact we also measure the professional capacity of our grantees to gain insight on how grantmaking affects their capacity.

The capacity measure is also used as an element of our needs analysis. We use the capacity measure to determine which areas are in most need of capacity-building support, and to determine how capacity needs differ by region and organization size. We then use these results to guide our capacity-building plans.

 

Results in this section include only grants that have been completed by January 2021 and do not include granted projects that are currently in process.

To learn more details of our methodology, please contact [email protected]

 

To measure grantee capacity we have developed a Capacity Scale that is an aggregate of the following self-perception indices: financial security, impact, strong management, network satisfaction, ability to overcome challenge, and preparation for growth. The Capacity Scale ranges from a score of -12 to +12 and is an aggregate of all self-perception indices. Each self-perception index is an average score and ranges from a score of -2 to +2.

 

To better understand how grantmaking has affected capacity, we measure capacity both before and after completing the grant cycle, and compare these values. Data is collected using an anonymous survey.

 

Capacity can be affected by a variety of factors, not only our grantmaking,  and we acknowledge results aren’t due entirely to our grantmaking. However, we believe this measure does provide meaningful insight to some of the affects of our grantmaking, particularly for organizations where ProVeg Grants Program is their largest donor.

 

Since the capacity scale is an aggregate of self-perceived measures, risk of social desirability bias exists. We attempt to mitigate this risk through strategic phrasing of survey questions and anonymous responses.

 

In future rounds of this evaluation, we would like to measure capacity while controlling for other factors, such as participation in a ProVeg Grants Program Accelerator and receiving other additional major funds. Furthermore, we will introduce statistical modeling into our capacity analysis once additional data has been collected and we will evaluate capacity by budget size once additional data has been collected.

 

 

Interpretation of current results

 

Change in Capacity by Grant Type
The above chart demonstrates how the Capacity Scale score changed with receiving the grant, it is calculated by taking the difference in Capacity Scale score before receiving the grant and after the grant is completed.  The Capacity Scale ranges from a score of -12 to +12 and is an aggregate of all Capacity Scale indices, as described earlier in this section. The above chart demonstrates the change in Capacity Scale before and after the grant is completed.

The above chart demonstrates that when combining ProVeg Grant and E.V.A. Grant recipients, Capacity Scale score slightly decreased. However, when seperating by grant type, we see that ProVeg Grant recipients showed an increase in Capacity Scale score while E.V.A. Grant recipients showed a decrease. The decrease in capacity for E.V.A. Grant recipients is an unexpected result as we hypothesized that grantmaking would correlate with an increase in capacity for both grant types. One viable explanation to this outcome is that all post-grant data was collected during the height COVID-19. During COVID-19 many organizations experienced a considerable decrease in programs, funding, and morale which we can assume impacted their self-perceptions of capacity, and in general, E.V.A. Grant recipients are smaller organizations than ProVeg Grant recipients, and are emerging or all-volunteer, and thus are less resilient to impacts of COVID-19 than are ProVeg Grant recipients. Furthermore, many E.V.A. Grant recipients are smaller and emerging organizations, and the responsibilities of a first major grant might have induced organizational stress that contributed to perceptions of decreased capacity.

 

 

Index Change in Capacity by Grant Type
The Capacity Scale is an aggregate of the following self-perception indices: financial security, impact, strong management, network satisfaction, ability to overcome challenge, and preparation for growthEach index is an average score between -2 and +2. The above chart displays the change in Capacity Scale score for each self-perception index, before receiving the grant and after the grant’s completion.  Hover over each bar to see the key and values.

The chart shows that for both ProVeg and E.V.A. Grant recipients combined, there is a variety of increased and decreased capacity for each index. While ProVeg Grant recipients experienced an increase in capacity for all indices and E.V.A. Grant recipients experienced a decrease in capacity for most indices, with ability to overcome challenge and perceptions of well-managed showing the most loss in capacity.

 

 

 

Change in Capacity by Region
The above chart displays the change in Capacity Scale score by region.  Australasia and North America show a significant increase in capacity while Latin America and Asia show the highest decrease and Europe shows a slight decrease.  Africa is not shown due to current lack of data and will be analysed in future rounds of this evaluation.

 

 

Conclusion

To conclude, providing additional funding doesn’t always correlate with increased capacity and providing capacity-building support is necessary to ensure a healthy growth of an organization and the overall movement.  Smaller and emerging organizations and organizations based in Latin America and Asia demonstrate the highest need for capacity-building support (the current analysis did not include Africa due to insufficient data, and Africa will be included in future evaluation rounds).  By contrast, mid-size and larger organizations from North America and Australasia are doing comparatively well in capacity. Furthermore, Perceptions of a well-managed organization and ability to overcome challenge show the highest decrease in capacity, demonstrating the need to focus capacity-building efforts to improve management and contingency plan skills.

 

 

Capacity-Building Action Steps

Using these results, the ProVeg Grants Program is considering 4 new avenues of support for 2021: new capacity-building accelerators and workshops focusing on management, governance, and contigency plans; prioritizing Asia, Latin America, and Africa organizations for skill-building; exit interviews with consultation and future funding plan support; and rebranding our consultation and capacity grant opportunities to attract additional use by grantees. Furthermore, in early 2021 we’re conducting an in depth needs analysis to better ascertain effective areas of capacity-support.

We aim to update this evaluation with latest grantee data approximately twice a year. With each new evaluation round, the reach and impact results will increase as our grantmaking increases.

Please send any questions to [email protected]

To be notified of updated evaluations, capacity-building opportunities, and grant deadlines, please register for our newsletter.

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