Helping our partners craft thoughtful responses to pressing social issues 

CAPD is a 30-year-old nonprofit organization. We specialize in:

* Designing and carrying out nuanced and rigorous evaluations, planning and capacity building *

* Acknowledging and addressing the intersections of structural racism, power, gender and class *

CAPD's Mission

CAPD’s mission is to help foundations, communities, organizations and public systems craft and execute thoughtful responses to pressing social issues. The central theme of our work is positive social change and our goal is to help those we work with develop their capacity to make change.

Founded in 1988, our work is national in scope and includes research and evaluation, strategic planning, and policy analysis. Our work is characterized by a “theory of change” approach, focus on results and outcomes, and a racialized perspective.

Highlights and News

We are excited to share the slides from our presentation on embedding a racial equity lens in evaluation. Thank you to the Washington Area Women's Foundation (WAWF), for whom we originally presented this content. 

We are very happy to announce the release of the Transforming White Privilege (TWP) curriculum!

The TWP curriculum includes lessons plans, handouts, PowerPoint slides and video clips covering a number of key concepts, tools and strategies for change. Click here for more information, and here to explore sample resources. For comments or questions about the curriculum, or to be added to our mailing list, contact

We are pleased to direct you to the Racial Equity Tools website.

The Racial Equity Tools website is a mix of available and newly created content designed to support individuals working in deliberate and effective ways to achieve racial equity. It includes more than 1,000 tools, tips, lessons, research and curricula. The site has sections to help people learn, plan, act and evaluate. Ideas and resources are organized by concepts, issues and strategies. All of the resources are aimed at helping to promote racial equity within systems, culture, communities or among groups and individuals. Racial Equity Tools was co-created by CAPD, MP Associates and World Trust