SPR is dedicated to providing quality research, evaluation, and technical assistance services to a wide range of clients. We pride ourselves on a client-centered approach that provides objective, reliable, and accessible information that can be readily used by decision-makers and practitioners in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations.


  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • State of Arizona
  • State of California, Department of Education
  • State of Illinois, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • State of Illinois, Department of Human Services and Department of Children and Family
  • State of Missouri, Department of Economic Development, Division for Workforce Development
  • State of Washington, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
  • State of New Mexico, Department of Labor
  • Counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito, California, Workforce Investment Boards
  • Orange County, First Five
  • Solano County
  • Monterey County
  • City of San José

SPR specializes in research and program evaluation for public agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. SPR has supported public policy formation and the analysis of important operational issues through quantitative and qualitative studies. Additionally, SPR has significant knowledge of performance measurement in public programs and data management systems.

Philanthropic Organizations

  • AARP Foundation
  • The Blue Shield Foundation
  • The 21st Century Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • The C.S. Mott Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement
  • The Cowell Foundation
  • The Cricket Island Foundation
  • The Delta Research and Educational Foundation
  • The Ford Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The MCI/Verizon Foundation
  • The Ms. Foundation
  • The Open Society Institute
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • The Spencer Foundation
  • The Surdna Foundation
  • The Tides Foundation
  • The W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • The Walter & Elise Haas Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Women’s Funding Network
  • Bay Area Quality Child Care Initiative Funder Collaborative
  • Bayview Hunter’s Point Community Fund
  • Foundation Consortium for School Linked Services
  • Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing

SPR has specialized experience working with individual philanthropic clients and membership organizations of multiple philanthropic clients. We have conducted cluster- and initiative-level evaluations, assessed grantmaking strategies, supported the development of grantmaking strategies, and conducted technical assistance and training related to the integration of diversity in grantmaking.


  • 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
  • Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Expanding the Movement for Empowerment and Reproductive Justice (EMERJ)
  • Generations Ahead
  • Innovation Center for Youth & Community Development
  • Institute for Educational Leadership
  • Museum of Children’s Arts
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
  • National High School Alliance
  • Occidental College
  • Parent Services Project
  • Pathways to College Network
  • Peralta College
  • Project Y.I.E.L.D.
  • San Francisco Beacon Initiative, SF Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
  • Team Up for Youth
  • WestEd
  • The Wildflowers Institute
  • Youth Bridge
  • Youth in Focus
  • Youth Together
  • Youth UpRising

In addition to partnering with national nonprofit organizations through large-scale evaluations, SPR has also conducted small-scale program evaluations directly for local nonprofit clients.