Working with Us

Helping Organizations Grow

Midwest Evaluation has helped our clients secure funding from these various departments and programs:

  • Healthy Marriage Responsible Fatherhood 
  • Department of Justice
  • Community Foundation Funding
  • Office of Adolescent Health
  • Sexual Risk Avoidance Education
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Midwest Evaluation has proudly served non- profit clients working in a wide range of topical areas including:

  • Fatherhood Programming
  • Community Foundations
  • Healthy Marriage and Relationship Programming
  • Youth Primary Prevention Programming
  • Services to the Homeless
  • Child Welfare
  • Self-Help and Consumer Survivors
  • Health Services Research
  • Safety Net Service Providers

Midwest Evaluation also offers a variety of other evaluation services involving Industrial/Organizational Psychology. We have conducted cultural assessments of clients and provided feedback to improve culture and create a more efficient work environment.

Customer Satisfaction

At Midwest Evaluation, we are interested in nurturing deep and lasting client relationships that are developed over time rather than short-term, profit-driven interactions which is why we are selective about the client-partners with whom we work. Below is a list of clients we currently work with and refer funding opportunities:

We invite you to contact Midwest Evaluation to explore how we might work together to best support your organization.

Michelle Foster

"As a result of the collaboration with Midwest Evaluation, the Foundation now is able to collect and aggregate consistent data about the work and impact of its grant recipients, make data-driven funding decisions, and better monitor the progress of its grantees and the impacts of its investments. Perhaps just as important, funded programs and organizations now have an increased capacity and the tools to monitor their own progress toward intended outcomes and to improve their services and the impact they have on their communities."

Michelle Foster

President and CEO of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation


“The Connections to Success team has been strengthened by our partnership with Midwest Evaluation. They provide us with a comprehensive view of our program that points out where we are strong and identifies issues that affect our programs and provides suggestions on how to address them. They are constantly in contact with us and engage our organization and the ME team provides us with updated metrics that are very helpful for monitoring progress. Their experience with federal grants and the grant process makes them a great resource when applying for grants and for shaping our program to follow through on grant expectations."

Brad Lambert

CFO Connection to Success


“We work with young adults from extremely under-resourced environments. It is tough and often heartbreaking work. As a client, it is the extra that you don't ask for, but receive in a relationship with Matt Shepherd and Midwest Evaluation. He does far more than just collecting data and interpreting the numbers. This past year we have hit a number of tough hurdles in our pilot, only to have Matt interrupt our team discussions to offer some sage advice from the depth of his own experience in working with similar programs.”

Scott Hanson

Executive Director of Serve West Dallas

USA. Logan, West Virginia. Reggie Jones at Pride Community Serivces office.

“Working with Midwest Evaluation is equivalent to entering a true “partnership” where their team is focused on helping you fully understand and define your needs while helping you achieve your goals in the process.”

Reggie Jones

CEO of the Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action, Inc.


“Dr. Shepherd and his team at Midwest Evaluation provide program evaluation services that exceed Anthem Strong Families’ expectations! From program design and implementation to training personnel and problem solving, our team and project continues to benefit from program monitoring that includes the use of data analytics to help us better understand our outcomes and achieve expanded impact. We value Midwest Evaluation’s assistance and partnership.”

Charles Dillon

Director of Programs, Anthem Strong Families