For Funders

Research & Evaluation

Make evidence-based funding decisions by leveraging our rigorous, human-centered research and evaluation services designed to equip you with the data you need to inform your giving strategy and drive meaningful social change.

Competitor Analyses, Landscape Scans, & Market Analyses

Gain a better understanding of the environment in which you seek to drive impact by identifying best practices and relevant trends, gaps, and opportunities for philanthropic investment.


Articulate and test your theory of change, explore data, and draw insights about your programs or grantees to help you improve your philanthropic strategies.

Monitoring & Evaluation Systems

Work with us to design and develop targeted, right-sized, culturally relevant data collection tools, processes, and systems to help you understand your impact and create a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Community Needs Assessments

Develop a clear understanding of your constituents' biggest needs and highest priorities through surveys, interviews, focus groups, community meetings, and other quantitative and qualitative data collection methods so you can allocate resources effectively.

Proven Expertise

See what leaders from across the philanthropic sector say about working with our team.

"Our partnership with Third Plateau helped us create a framework from which we could revise the fund’s mission in response to the current social, political, and economic issues impacting the communities we support."


Luisa Adrianzen Guyer

President, Penney Family Fund

"Third Plateau have been indispensable over the past five years in rallying an ever-more vibrant network of advocates, commentators, scholars, NGO leaders, funders, and politicos who are committed to working on a transpartisan basis to strengthen U.S. democracy."


Daniel Stid

Former Director of U.S. Democracy Program, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

"Since I began working with Third Plateau, I’ve gained a level of strategic clarity about my philanthropy that I couldn’t have imagined."


Rachel Pritzker

President & Founder, Pritzker Innovation Fund

Reach out to discuss how we can help you more effectively drive social impact.