Our Impact

We believe results count only when lives are changed and communities are transformed for the better.

How We Track Progress

Since 1999, Mona has granted $11.8 million to 42 partner organizations in 20 countries, supporting the education and empowerment of more than 429,000 students annually.

Common indicators and 2019 results across all partner organizations

# of Students Enrolled


% of Girls Enrolled***


# of Teachers Trained


# of Parents Trained


# of Known Service Projects


# of Schools Served****


# of Known Communities Served (by Schools or Service Projects)


# of Students Directly Impacted (Educated & Empowered)*


# of People Indirectly Impacted (through Extension Programs)**


*Directly Impacted: # of individuals benefiting from tools/resources/educational materials provided. GuideStar 2017
**Indirectly Impacted: # of individuals who benefit from the extension programs that the schools offer, for example health clinics, literacy and environmental preservation programs, and alike. GuideStar 2017
***The mix of girls vs. boys in most of the schools we support is 50/50. The high percentage of girls shown here is driven by two partner organizations we support in India who educate and empower very large student population across 2,321 schools, 98% of whom are girls.
****Several of the 19 partner organizations we support serve multiple schools through their teacher training and extension programs. This number shows the total number of schools served by Mona’s 19 partner organizations.

How We Measure Success

In the past two years we have worked with each of our partners and an advisory committee to identify field-relevant indicators of sustained positive change. The Mona Foundation Evaluation and Monitoring Framework reflects their experiences and input, and measures each partner’s progress as indicated by program outcomes, student outcomes, and social outcomes. These indicators align with 2018 World Bank report on "LEARNING to realize education’s promise".

Program Outcomes

Improving access to education as indicated by improved infrastructure and sufficient supplies; increase in number of students enrolled; and increase caregiver and community engagement in education.

Student Outcomes

Improving teaching and learning as indicated by increase in teachers skills and knowledge; increase in number of students who pass national exams, and increase in number of students who transition to the next level of education or into work.

Social Outcomes

Transformed communities, as indicated by most significant change stories as qualitative examples of sustained change, realized a result of improvement in students' character development, life skills and service to community.

Mona Foundation Evaluation Framework: a field generated view of measuring sustained change


Contributors: Mona advisory team and the principals of 12 projects in 10 countries


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