Mission Statement

The Children’s Board invests in partnerships and quality programs to support the success of all children and families in Hillsborough County.


It is our vision that Hillsborough County will be recognized as one of the top places in the nation to raise children.


The Children’s Board primarily invests dollars through a competitive grant award process to address four
strategic focus areas.

The Children’s Board evaluates the collective impact and outcomes of our funded programs. In 2021, a total of
108 programs were funded to address the needs of our community. The results of our 2021 performance evaluation are presented in this report.


Funded programs
contributed to outcomes


Outcomes measured


Outcomes met or exceeded
benchmark targets

Measuring Success

The Children’s Board promotes accountability through our
performance measurement efforts. From gathering information based on local and national research to regularly listening to community stakeholders and program participants, we rely on these insights to help guide our strategic focus. Our funded programs strive to achieve selected outcomes from the four focus areas that are based on the specific services they provide and the participants they serve. To achieve the maximum impact of our funding, the Children’s Board and our funded partners:

  • Provide high-quality services that utilize best practices and evidence-based programming;
  • Collect and analyze data from research-based
    measurement tools;
  • Work in partnership to evaluate overall effectiveness throughout the year;
  • Maintain ongoing communication with families to improve services.