The Faster Forward Fund has been set up with the specific purpose of advancing the practice and profession of evaluation by providing financial resources to support certain approaches within the evaluation field:

To develop ideas that show promise for significantly accelerating (not merely advancing) the theory or practice of evaluation, giving particular support to highly original, revolutionary, maverick, or ‘out of the box’ ideas that are often dismissed as long-shots, and special weighting to those proposals likely to benefit people(s) with serious unmet needs, whether physical, social, economic, educational, or political.

The Faster Forward Fund is set up as a Donor Advised Fund through the Marin Community Foundation.  This fund is overseen by the FFF Advisory Committee, which includes over 25 senior scholars and administrators who specialize in evaluation, including numerous former presidents and the current president of the American Evaluation Association. This group of individuals is responsible for soliciting, reviewing and recommending grant applications and will have significant overall input to the Fund and it’s futureDetails and information for the 2015 application are here.

Please send in your suggestions or criticisms to as we are still in a period of refinement, reconsideration, and recruitment of ideas and support.

The Faster Forward Fellowship (FFf) announcement  of the winning essay(s) will be on April 1, 2016