Down Syndrome Association of the Brazos Valley

A slight majority, specifically 53%, of the Texas A&M University Spring 2017 Class found their $5,500 grant to Down Syndrome Association of the Brazos Valley to be a good decision with a good outcome because the organization was able to use the funds as anticipated. The rest of the class split their votes between it being a mistake (20%) and good decision with a bad outcome (27%). Evaluators had issues with delays in progress, poor communication, and the organization’s inability to reach certain goals with the new website. Down Syndrome Association of the Brazos Valley is a community of individuals and couples with Down syndrome, self-advocates, families, friends and professionals. The grant was intended to pay for a website redesign and other marketing costs. At the time the evaluation was submitted the funds had not been used, but soon after the website was redesigned, leading to a split among evaluators’ assessments.