Welcome to the Faster Forward Fund!

Michael Scriven set up the Faster Forward Fund (3F) with the specific purpose of advancing the practice and profession of evaluation. With that goal, 3F provides financial resources to support ideas within the evaluation field that:

  • Show promise for significantly accelerating (not merely advancing) the theory or practice of evaluation
  • Are highly original, revolutionary, maverick, or ‘out of the box’ ideas that are often dismissed as long-shots, and
  • Would likely benefit people(s) with serious unmet needs, whether physical, social, economic, educational, or political, and/or
  • Will likely benefit research or practice in the application of evaluation to scientific disciplines and others (e.g., law, history, business) which crucially involve evaluation. For examples, see samples of such work funded so far. 

We work to accelerate the theory, practice and profession of evaluation. — Michael Scriven

The Faster Forward Fund is set up as a Donor Advised Fund through the Marin Community Foundation.  This fund is overseen by the 3F Advisory Committee, which includes over 25 senior scholars and administrators who specialize in evaluation. This includes numerous former presidents of the American Evaluation Association and a wide range of evaluation expertise. This group of individuals is responsible for soliciting, reviewing and recommending grant applications and will have significant overall input to the Fund and its future.

Donations to the Fund in honor of Dr. Scriven and his legacy are very welcome and may be made electronically or by check. Please click here for instructions.