Fund for Shared Insight (“Shared Insight”) is a collaborative effort among funders that pools financial and other resources to make grants to improve philanthropy. Shared Insight emerged from our belief that foundations will be more effective and make an even bigger difference in the world if we are more open – if we share what we are learning and are open to what others want to share with us, including grantees and the people we seek to help.
Shared Insight aims to do this by providing grants to nonprofit organizations to encourage and incorporate feedback from the people we seek to help; understand the connection between feedback and better results; foster more openness between and among foundations and grantees; and share what we learn.
Initial funders include the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, Liquidnet, the Rita Allen Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and we welcome other funders to join this effort, which will unfold over several years. Fund for Shared Insight is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. For more information, please visit www.fundforsharedinsight.org.
Fund for Shared Insight is currently seeking and accepting proposals. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2014. For more information and the request for proposal forms, please visit www.fundforsharedinsight.org.