Announcing New Funders, Grantees, and Listen4Good 2018 RFP

As Fund for Shared Insight continues to attract more partners, support more grantees, listen to more beneficiaries, and build more momentum, excitement, and capacity for robust feedback loops in the nonprofit sector, we are thrilled to share with you these announcements:

  • Fund for Shared Insight has grown to 67 funding partners, including our newest core funder, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.
  • Listen4Good, our signature national feedback initiative, selected 66 new grantees (see list below) for its 2017 Summer Cohort, bringing to 112 the total number of nonprofits participating in the program.
  • Opportunities to apply to L4G are still available. Applications for the Fall Round are due Oct 13. We’ve extended the deadline to November 17 for organizations affected by the recent natural disasters.

Here are more announcement details:

EMCF Becomes a Core Funder

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, which champions economically disadvantaged youth, has stepped up its commitment to Fund for Shared Insight, moving from being a Listen4Good co-funder to one of the collaborative’s overall core funders.

“We are excited to join our funder colleagues and support Fund for Shared Insight,” says Lissette Rodriguez, EMCF’s vice president and chief program officer. “We believe it’s critical foundations and nonprofits strengthen how they ‘listen’ so that they meaningfully connect with the people, organizations, and communities they seek to help and be more responsive to their needs.”

Shared Insight now has 13 core funders and a total of 67 funding partners in all.

We welcome additional funders to join our effort. For more information on how to get involved, please click here or contact Shared Insight’s managing director, Melinda Tuan, at

New Grants Awarded

2017 Summer Cohort of Listen4Good

Listen4Good (L4G) is a collaborative effort among many funders that is dedicated to building the practice of listening to the people nonprofits and foundations seek to help whose voices are least heard. Today, we announce the 2017 Summer Cohort of nonprofits selected for this initiative. Please see below for a full list of our 66 new L4G grantees. This brings to 112 the total number of nonprofits participating in L4G. A searchable list of all of Fund for Shared Insight’s grantees can be found here.

Thirty-six co-funders joined to support the 2017 Summer L4G Cohort, including 28 new to Shared Insight (see list below). Among the new funders is Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, located in Maricopa County, Arizona, which nominated eight of the selected grantees.

Dr. Susan Pepin, President and CEO of the Trust, shares her enthusiasm for working with a portfolio of grantee organizations on L4G: “We are excited about the opportunity to create an effective feedback loop with their clients to improve programs and services on their behalf.”

Other funders new to L4G in the 2017 Summer Cohort showed their enthusiasm for the work by collaborating to nominate shared grantees. This was the first time funders have paired up, and we saw such collaboration in South Carolina, New Hampshire, and New Mexico.

One of the pairs — Troy. M. Hanna, President and CEO of The Spartanburg County Foundation, and Kathy Dunleavy, President and CEO of the Mary Black Foundation, in Spartanburg, South Carolina — expressed appreciation for the opportunity to partner with national funders through L4G: “Through Listen4Good, we are able to bring national foundation dollars to benefit our local community,” says Hanna. Adds Dunleavy: “We look forward to learning alongside our foundation and nonprofit colleagues around the country as we listen to the people we seek to help. We are all partnering to listen4good.”

Listen4Good RFP Deadlines for 2017 Fall Round, 2018 Spring Round

Even as we announce our Listen4Good 2017 Summer Cohort, we are still fielding applications for our 2017 Fall Round, and will soon open up an RFP for next year. Here are the deadlines:

  • For the 2017 Fall Round, Friday, Oct 13, or Friday, November 17 for organizations affected by the recent natural disasters
  • Plans for new rounds of Listen4Good in 2018 are in the works. Please watch this space or subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates.

For more information about how to nominate a grantee or apply for L4G, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in Fund for Shared Insight, Listen4Good, and the work we can do together towards more effective philanthropy.


Here is the list of our 66 new Listen4Good grantees, the 2017 Summer Cohort:
  • A New Leaf
  • The Ali Forney Center
  • Arkansas Housing and Community Development Corporation
  • The Art of Yoga Project
  • Benevilla
  • Boston Scores
  • Casa Esperanza
  • Catie’s Closet
  • Center for Youth Wellness
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Chicanos Por La Causa
  • Childhaven
  • Children’s Law Center
  • Colorado Youth for a Change
  • Community Bridges
  • Community Care Clinic of Rowan County
  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Conservation Corps North Bay
  • Domus Kids
  • East Valley Adult Resources
  • Families in Transition
  • The Free Clinics
  • Genesys Works – Twin Cities
  • Groundswell
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
  • Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston
  • HopeWorks
  • Institute for Nonprofit Practice
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
  • LeadersUp
  • Lone Star Family Health Center
  • Lotus Bloom
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, First 1,000 Days Program
  • Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program
  • Metro Housing | Boston
  • Middle Tyger Community Center
  • Mill Street Loft
  • Monarch Services-Servicios Monarca
  • NALEO Educational Fund
  • The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Neighborhood Ministries
  • Northwest Assistance Ministries
  • Open Door Legal
  • Our House
  • Peninsula Bridge
  • Planned Parenthood Northern California
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank
  • Root & Rebound
  • The San Francisco Foundation, HOPE SF
  • Save the Family Foundation of Arizona
  • ServeMinnesota
  • Silicon Valley Urban Debate League
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocese of Phoenix
  • Southwest Human Development
  • Southwest Solutions
  • Special Health Resources for Texas
  • Taller San Jose Hope Builders
  • Teen Success
  • Tejas Health Care
  • Tyler FAMILY Circle of Care
  • UMOM New Day Centers
  • United Way of Southern Nevada
  • WorkLife Partnership
  • Youth Services of Tulsa


Here is the list of our 36 Listen4Good co-funders for the 2017 Summer Cohort:
  • Anonymous
  • The Assisi Foundation of Memphis
  • Ms. Elizabeth Bausch
  • Mary Black Foundation
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Edna McConnell Clark Foundation*
  • Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
  • Endowment for Health
  • Episcopal Health Foundation
  • The Florida Bar Foundation
  • Walter and Elise Haas Fund
  • Harland Charitable Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation*
  • The JPB Foundation*
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation*
  • Las Vegas – Clark County Library District Foundation
  • Merrion Family Foundation
  • NeighborWorks America
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Overdeck Family Foundation
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation*
  • Petaluma Health Center
  • Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
  • The Potter’s Hands Foundation
  • REDF
  • The Rockefeller Foundation*
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
  • San Juan United Way
  • Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2)
  • Sobrato Family Foundation
  • The Spartanburg County Foundation
  • Stand Together
  • Wellington Management Foundation
  • York Solutions’ Think IT Association
  • Younger Family Foundation


*Indicates is also a Fund for Shared Insight core funder