Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

For A Donor Collaborative To Increase Foundation Openness

Fund for Shared Insight is a funder collaborative focused on increasing foundation openness in service of greater effectiveness. This includes foundations sharing more openly about their work, as well as being more open to what others have to share with us, especially feedback data from the people we seek to help. Shared Insight has seven core funders who collectively contribute $6 million/year to a pooled fund at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The funders have agreed to work together for at least three years (mid-2014–17). Additional "sidecar" funders have joined on specific grants as well. In 2014, Shared Insight made fourteen grants totaling $5.26 million. We are committed to rigorous measurement and sharing what we learn. Effective Philanthropy Group Director Fay Twersky was the leader in getting this collaborative started and serves as a co-chair of the initiative along with Ford Foundation Vice President Hilary Pennington. The six other core funders are the Ford Foundation, JPB Foundation, Liquidnet, the Packard Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Rita Allen Foundation. We also had two funders agree to provide "sidecar" funding for two specific year one grants: The James Irvine Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
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for Frontline Justice, an initiative of the Office of American Possibilities fund  
Americans experience between 100 and 150 million new civil justice problems every year, but fewer than 10% of low-income Americans who need support with civil legal issues will even come close to being able to access a lawyer. Frontline Justice, an initiative of the Office of American Possibilities fund (a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors) is a forthcoming national effort to solve this problem by supercharging the movement to reimagine who can provide legal advice in the first place. Specifically, Frontline Justice will serve as the national hub for Justice Navigators, a new category of legal helpers specifically trained to help people resolve legal challenges — and thereby revolutionize the way that Americans, especially those with low incomes, get legal support. The goal is to ensure that everyday Americans can regularly and reliably resolve their legal issues, including safe and secure housing, access to health care and education, the ability to care for loved ones, and the capacity to pursue dignified work — ideally before they ever set foot inside a courtroom. This grant supports the launch of the Frontline Justice initiative.
for the More Perfect initiative  
More Perfect, a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a historic alliance of all 14 presidential centers, the National Archives Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Karsh Institute of Democracy at the University of Virginia, and many other partner organizations — to align our country around a nonpartisan vision for a more effective and enduring democracy as we approach the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and beyond.

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