Theory of Change

Our theory of change demonstrates the connections between our core pillars of advocacy, grantmaking, data insights and engagement, and professional learning and program quality improvement and our impact and vision that all young people have access to programs that have the power to transform lives and strengthen communities.


The following theory of change—pulled from our full strategic plan—was developed by a guiding team at SOWA, drawing on inputs from the data collection process. This visual demonstrates the connections between SOWA’s various streams of work and the impact and vision SOWA strives to realize. 

Read our strategic plan.

Read our strategic priorities.