Our Funders

Our funders are a diverse group of grantmakers committed to making philanthropy better through collaborative efforts that build and promote community around listening and feedback. We believe foundations are most effective — and can make the most difference in the world — when their decisions are informed by the insights of nonprofits and the people and communities most harmed by the systems and structures philanthropy is seeking to change.

Core Funders

Core funders commit a minimum of $250,000/year for a general project support grant for three years. They play a key strategic role in our efforts by joining three in-person core funder meetings per year and participating in the grantmaking process. Core funders have the option to participate in special learning events, join subcommittees based on their foundation’s interests, and to invite fellow staff members to join learning groups that explore topics at the intersection of their work and the collaborative’s priority areas. Core funders can also play a crucial role by authoring blog posts or articles about our work, sharing information with their network via email and social media, and cultivating interest among other funders in joining the collaborative.

Core Funder Representatives

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Mareselle Ozinkskas
Marselle is a program officer in Hewlett’s Effective Philanthropy Group, managing the foundation’s philanthropy sector grantmaking. Most recently, she was a consultant to philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, supporting funder collaboration and building capacity to integrate racial equity into strategy and operations. Prior to that, she was a grantmaker at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, supporting development of the infrastructure California needs to sustainably and equitably manage its water and land, including resilient and interconnected leaders and institutions. She had also worked for the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres and served as a NOAA Sea Grant Fellow in Congress.  
Barr Foundation
yvonne belanger barr foundation director of learning and evaluation
Yvonne is Barr’s director of learning and evaluation, leading the foundation’s efforts to gauge its impact and support ongoing learning — and application of that learning — among staff, grantees, and the fields in which the organization works. She came to Barr from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where, as a senior program officer, she partnered with leading researchers to build evidence on strategies for improving equity and success for low-income, first-generation students and students of color. She also served as a board member for the Queen Anne Helpline, a Seattle social-services nonprofit. Prior to philanthropy, Yvonne worked in education and research in a variety of roles, including in teaching, assessment, evaluation, instructional technologies, and digital-library projects.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
andrew brower w.k. kellogg foundation program-related investments officer
As a program-related investments officer on the Kellogg Foundation’s mission-driven investments team, Andrew is responsible for developing and coordinating strategic investment activities that address systemic barriers that create vulnerable conditions for historically marginalized communities and children. Prior to this role, Andrew co-led the Grand Rapids place-based team, co-directing both strategy and investments. Before joining Kellogg in 2010, he served as the founding executive director of The SOURCE, a nonprofit focused on retention, supports, assets, career mobility and workforce and economic development for employees, family members and employers in one of Grand Rapids’ most economically depressed neighborhoods.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Arelis is director for board relations and racial equity work at Kellogg. In this role, she is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for effecting positive systemic change within communities, executing racial equity/racial healing programming efforts, and supporting the board of trustees with learning aligned with the organizational direction. She leads special initiatives such as the Solidarity Council on Racial Equity (SCoRE), the Strong and Effective sector, and Accelerating Philanthropy on behalf of the organization. Arelis formerly served as a program officer working with the foundation's Education & Learning team. Before joining Kellogg in 2010, she had a 15-year career in the Michigan public school system, serving most recently as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and human resources.
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Rachel Huguet
As Hilton’s strategic partnerships officer, Rachel manages the development and implementation of a partnerships strategy that goes beyond financial grantmaking, building and leveraging the work of the foundation to help catalyze and accelerate its goals through high-impact relationships. In her previous role as a program associate, Rachel supported the international program team’s work in disaster relief and recovery, as well as avoidable blindness. Prior to joining Hilton, Rachel worked on water, sanitation, and hygiene at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also spent time as a consultant for the National Park Service, a social innovation associate at Mercy Corps, and a rural community development volunteer for Peace Corps, Costa Rica.
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Shaheen Kassim Lakha
As director of the Hilton Foundation's strategic partnerships, Shaheen leads the development and implementation of external engagements, including collaborations with peer funders and local, national, and international partners, to unlock resources and shift policies that enable the foundation to multiply its impact. In her previous role as director of international programs, Shaheen oversaw efforts including those around safe water access, children in communities affected by HIV and AIDS, and disaster relief and recovery. She also led grant programs related to global capacity-building, monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Prior to joining the Hilton Foundation, Shaheen was a senior program officer at the UniHealth Foundation and had experience working and consulting in hospital administration, health services, health policy, policy research, public health, and program evaluation in the United States and abroad.
The JPB Foundation
betsy krebs jpb foundation vice president, poverty
Betsy is vice president, Poverty, at The JPB Foundation. She is involved with JPB’s efforts to help low-income populations overcome barriers to opportunity. Betsy’s work supports organizations that break the cycle of poverty by creating long-term positive change for disadvantaged communities, specifically in the areas of health and chronic disease, economic opportunity, and democracy. Prior to joining JPB in 2014, Betsy was a consultant to nonprofits and foundations, and was executive director of Youth Advocacy Center, an organization she co-founded.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Jamaica is the director of Packard’s Organizational Effectiveness (OE) program, which provides a spectrum of support for leaders, organizations, networks, and the infrastructure that civil society needs to be strong. She joined Packard in 2013 as an OE program officer, launching the development of cohort capacity building projects and managing organizational development support for grantees. Jamaica has also played an important role in the work of both OE and the foundation on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to joining Packard, she spent 11 years at California Environmental Associates (CEA), ran her own organizational development consulting firm, and served as the founding program director for the Roots of Change Fund.
The JPB Foundation
Funder Amy Minter
Amy is a Program Officer in the Poverty Program at The JPB Foundation. She manages the program’s public will grant portfolio, grantee capacity building grants, and several internal communication initiatives. Amy comes to JPB with years of experience in the nonprofit sector, having worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Commonwealth Fund, and a London-based communications research center. Most recently, Amy led student academic initiatives in the Office of the Provost at The New School.
Barr Foundation
Rory Neuner
Rory joined Barr in 2020, where she serves as a learning officer, working on the Learning and Evaluation team to support efforts to measure impact and support ongoing learning. Rory is also a program officer on Barr’s Sector Effectiveness team, managing a portfolio that aims to strengthen the nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure in Massachusetts. Prior to joining Barr, Rory served as evaluation officer at the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, where she developed capacity-building programming to strengthen evaluation and learning practices and advance equitable evaluation across the fund’s ecosystem of grantees and consultants. Before her work in philanthropy, Rory was an evaluation and public policy consultant, working across sectors on transportation, mobility justice, environmental, and health policy issues.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
meredith blair pearlman david and lucile packard foundation evaluation and learning director
Meredith joined Packard in 2012 with ten years of experience conducting research, implementing programs, and developing internal and external reporting, monitoring, and evaluation processes to improve organizational learning. Prior to joining the foundation, Meredith advised various social change organizations on program development and evaluation, including organizations focused on prevention of mass violence, women’s empowerment, income generation, and governance reform. Most recently, Meredith led Humanity United’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning work, overseeing the implementation of the organization’s planning, assessment, and learning guidelines, which she co-developed in 2009.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Jean Reis, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Jean is a Civil Society and Leadership program officer at Packard, overseeing the foundation’s work in strengthening leaders, organizations, and movements and promoting thriving civic spaces. Prior to Packard, she spent over 20 years working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector as a strategy consultant and leadership coach. Jean is fueled by a deep commitment to thriving organizations and leaders and has dedicated her career to the importance of clear strategies, strong infrastructure, and leadership sustainability. She believes deeply in investing in people and their wellbeing, and promoting a thriving nonprofit, public and civic sector.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
jehan velji edna mcconnell clark foundation portfolio manager and director of portfolio strategy

As director of Hewlett’s Effective Philanthropy Group, Jehan leads a team that makes grants to strengthen nonprofits and the philanthropic sector and provides internal guidance across the foundation’s programs on supporting grantee capacity and developing, implementing, and evaluating grant strategies. Jehan has more than 25 years of experience in strategy consulting and organizational capacity-building, including in previous posts at Blue Meridian Partners, The Bridgespan Group, Mercer Management Consulting, and Catholic Relief Services.

Sidecar Funders

For funders who want to support the work of Fund for Shared Insight but cannot make the three-year, $250,000/year minimum commitment to join as a core funder, we invite them to join as a “sidecar” funder. Sidecar funders typically provide $100,000/year for three years for general operating support or project/geography specific work. We invite sidecar funders to our core funder dinners and special events, to serve on subcommittees, and to invite fellow staff members to join learning groups that explore topics at the intersection of their work and the collaborative’s priority areas. Sidecar funders do not participate in Shared Insight’s grantmaking process or governance structure.

Listen4Good Sponsors

Listen4Good is Fund for Shared Insight’s signature national feedback initiative designed to promote equity-driven listening across the social sector. Listen4Good provides organizations the tools, resources, and coaching they need to implement high-quality, client focused feedback loops that lead to positive changes in decision-making and service-delivery. Core funders, sidecar funds, and other interested funders are invited to participate in Listen4Good by sponsoring organizations’ participation in Listen4Good Online+ ($1,000) or Listen4Good Premium ($6,000), and by sharing learnings with grantees around connecting more meaningfully with each other and the people and communities most impacted by their work. We also encourage funders to provide capacity-building grants, as needed.

The following are funders that have supported nonprofits’ participation in Listen4Good through past co-funded grant rounds or as sponsors underwriting the cost of L4G Online+ or L4G Premium.

Rita Allen Foundation
Arrow Impact
Arsht-Cannon Fund (endowed fund of the Delaware Community Foundation)
Assisi Foundation of Memphis
Bainum Family Foundation
Barr Foundation
The Liz Blake Giving Fund
Ms. Elizabeth Bausch
Mary Black Foundation
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
Blue Meridian Partners
The Boston Foundation
Bravo Foundation
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Kristen Lynch Cerullo
Charles Schwab Bank
The Chicago Community Trust
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Cisco Systems
Communities Foundation of Texas
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Community Foundation of Sonoma County
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Community Impact Committee of United Way of Northwest Vermont
Deaconess Foundation
Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Elkhart Community Foundation
Endowment for Health
Episcopal Health Foundation
The Florida Bar Foundation
Fondation CHANEL
Ford Foundation
The George Foundation
Julian Grace Foundation
GreenLight Fund of the Bay Area
Walter and Elise Haas Fund
Harland Charitable Foundation
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Hawai’i Community Foundation
Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
The Heinz Endowments
Heising-Simons Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Hope and Comfort Innovation Fund
Hope for New York
Ichigo Foundation
Inasmuch Foundation
Innovate Foundation
Innovation Performance Commission
The James Irvine Foundation
The JPB Foundation
Kamehameha Schools
Katzin Foundation
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Korean American Community Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
Las Vegas – Clark County Library District Foundation
Tom LaTour
Laureus Sport for Good
Lever for Change
Love Cultivating Assets (donor-advised fund at the San Francisco Foundation)
MacArthur Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine
Melville Charitable Trust
Merrion Family Foundation
Michigan Health Endowment Fund
NeighborWorks America
NEPA Funders Collaborative
The Nelson Foundation
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The Nord Family Foundation
Oak Foundation
Obama Foundation
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Oregon Community Foundation
The Osprey Foundation
Overdeck Family Foundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Petaluma Health Center
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Plough Foundation
The Private Bank
Results for America
Yucca Rieschel
Rieschel Foundation
The Robin Hood Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Rockwell Fund, Inc.
Saint Luke’s Foundation
San Juan United Way
Sand Hill Foundation
George H. and Estelle M. Sands Foundation
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Scattergood Foundation
Helen J. Serini Foundation
Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2)
The Simmons Foundation
Sobrato Philanthropies
Lisa Sobrato Sonsini
Sparkjoy Foundation
The Spartanburg County Foundation
Stand Together
Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation
Sunlight Giving
Susan Stone
Moses Taylor Foundation
Tipping Point Community
Tracy Family Foundation
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way of Tarrant County
United Way of the Cape Fear Area
United Way of West Central Mississippi
Universal Orlando Foundation
Urban Child Institute
Wege Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Weingart Foundation
Wellington Management Foundation
Paul Walker and Jennifer Wheary
The Whitman Institute
William Penn Foundation
Mary Winter
Wishcamper Family Foundation
Five Individuals affiliated with World Relief Seattle
York Solutions’ Think IT Association
Tommy and Lauren Young Fund, via Hope Christian Community Foundation
Younger Family Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation