How Funders Can Get Involved
As a funder collaborative, Fund for Shared Insight is built on the support and engagement of our funding partners, who contribute and participate in various ways.
Our core funders commit a minimum of $250,000 a year for three years and play key roles in strategy-setting, grantmaking, and outreach.
Sidecar funders provide one- or two-year grants ranging from $25,000 to $300,000 a year and participate in special events along with core funders.
Listen4Good sponsors pay for their grantees to participate in Listen4Good, and may make additional capacity-building grants, as needed.
We encourage you to join the collaborative, share your stories, ideas, and advice, or consider other ways to unite with our efforts to improve philanthropy through listening and learning. To start a conversation, please contact Melinda Tuan, Shared Insight’s managing director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tools and Resources
Fund for Shared Insight is committed to supporting funders that want to learn more about how listening and feedback can inform foundation strategy and help grantees improve programs. We’ve developed resources to help foundations advance their own learning and support their work with grantees around listening and feedback. These include:
- A facilitated discussion guide on listening for foundations and grantees. Download the discussion guide
- A menu of opportunities to expand support for listening and feedback. Download “Listening & Feedback: A Funder Action Menu”
- Guidelines for designing a conference session featuring foundations, nonprofits, and the people they serve
- Guidelines for grant applications, final reports, and site visits that include questions about feedback
To request copies of these resource materials, email Melinda Tuan, managing director, at email@example.com.
Funder Action Menu
A curated resource to help foundations think in a systematic way about how they can promote listening and feedback across the many dimensions of their work.
Funder Collaborative Toolkit
A toolkit designed to help funder collaboratives advance better listening, inclusivity, and equity in their work.