Ford Foundation Partners with UpMetrics to Track Impact and Advance Data-Driven Storytelling

The Ford Foundation is using the UpMetrics analytics platform to measure and communicate progress on social change

SAN FRANCISCO--()--UpMetrics, the analytics company advancing the way impact organizations communicate their stories, today announced a partnership with the Ford Foundation to support the expansion of Ford’s data-driven impact storytelling capabilities.

Ford is using the UpMetrics impact analytics platform to be a source of knowledge and collaboration across the organization, with the goals of better understanding how complex social change happens and supporting the design and implementation of effective program strategies.

“The Ford Foundation seeks to mitigate deep-rooted and complex problems related to inequality, where transformative social change can take a long time and does not happen in a linear, easy-to-measure fashion. The UpMetrics platform has provided Ford with a new way to collect, categorize, and visualize our quantitative and qualitative data, aligning with our commitment to rigorously monitor progress in order to advance our understanding about how complex change happens,” said Subarna Mathes, Senior Strategy and Evaluation Officer, Office of Strategy and Learning, Ford Foundation.

Beginning by piloting the platform with a few programs, Ford is now incrementally rolling out UpMetrics to all of its programs.

“At UpMetrics, we believe that data-driven storytelling is essential for social impact organizations to drive action, and we are thrilled to be partnering with the Ford Foundation, who shares this belief. As the Ford Foundation works to solve complex social challenges, we are excited to be supporting the Foundation’s expanded ability to harness both quantitative and qualitative data to measure progress and communicate impact through storytelling,” said Drew Payne, CEO of UpMetrics.

As part of the partnership, UpMetrics is collaborating closely with Ford to shape the Company’s product roadmap to ensure that new platform features and functionality are aligned with the evolving needs of dynamic impact organizations pursuing social change.

About UpMetrics

UpMetrics is an impact analytics company that helps partners collect and analyze data to measure impact, track progress towards goals over time, and combine quantitative and qualitative data to tell compelling stories that inspire change. UpMetrics partners with foundations, impact investors and nonprofits to help develop and track metrics tied to select outcomes, SDGs, ESG, and DEI efforts, driving learnings and streamlining data collection, analysis and reporting. Founded on a belief that numbers alone can’t convey the value of a project or initiative, UpMetrics transforms streams of data into measurable information so that organizations can visualize and communicate their impact.

About the Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.


Shelley Senai

Release Summary

The Ford Foundation is using the UpMetrics analytics platform to measure and communicate progress on social change.


Shelley Senai