Shared Insight Welcomes the Hilton Foundation, Announces New Listen4Good Participants, and Releases a New Video on Listening and Equity

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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Joins Shared Insight as Core Funder

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The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation joins Fund for Shared Insight as a core funder for the collaborative’s third phase of work, 2020 – 2023. The Hilton Foundation joins nine other core funders — and more than other 100 funding partners — committed to improving how philanthropy listens to, connects with, and serves the people and communities at the heart of its work.

“The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation believes that listening to the communities we seek to serve is critical to effective program design and advocacy efforts,” Rachel Huguet, strategic partnerships officer at the foundation, said in a statement. “We are therefore thrilled to join Shared Insight’s vibrant community dedicated to learning how to better listen, engage, and partner in ways that are authentic and promote mutual learning and growth.”

Shared Insight’s 10 core funders are: Barr Foundation, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Ford Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The JPB Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Announcing New Listen4Good Participants

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Fund for Shared Insight announces newly selected participants for two programs that are part of Listen4Good (L4G), the collaborative’s signature national feedback initiative. L4G is a capacity-building effort dedicated to supporting the practice of listening to the people philanthropy and nonprofits seek to help, especially those whose voices are least heard.

Today, Shared Insight announces 45 new grantees in L4G’s co-funded grant program, supported by 35 co-funders, including 22 new to L4G. This will be the last round of the co-funded grant program. Shared Insight also announces the first cohort of 41 organizations participating in Listen4Good Online+, a new, streamlined L4G offering.

Please see a list of the new L4G participants below and a searchable list of all Shared Insight grantees here. Well over 500 direct-service nonprofits, many of them supported by more than 100 of our funding partners, are implementing high-quality, client-focused feedback loops through L4G.

Co-funded 2020 grantees

  1. One-n-ten
  2. Better Together Montgomery
  3. Bill Wilson Center
  4. Birmingham Talks.
  5. Book Harvest
  6. Bridgercare
  7. Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)
  8. Brilliant Detroit
  9. Broad Street Ministry
  10. Caswell County Health Department
  11. CompassPoint
  12. Dancewave Inc.
  13. EmpowerLA 
  14. Enterprise for Youth
  15. Firebird Community Arts
  16. Fresh Lifelines for Youth
  17. Greensboro Housing Coalition
  18. Hope for Prisoners 
  19. Hopeworks Camden
  20. Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS)
  21. Loaves and Fishes
  22. Main Street Alliance
  23. Mayor’s Fund for Philaldephia
  24. Meritan
  25. More Than Words
  26. National Center for Families Learning
  27. National Council on Crime and Delinquency
  28. OneJustice
  29. Open Hearts
  30. Orion Industries
  31. Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB)
  32. PowerMyLearning
  33. Prevention Point Philadelphia
  34. Puente 
  35. Reinvestment Partners
  36. South Carolina First Steps 
  37. St. Vincent’s House
  38. Starfinder Foundation
  39. The Hunger and Health Coalition
  40. The Learning Alliance
  41. Turning Points for Children
  42. Unity Care Group
  43. World Relief Seattle
  44. Youth Alliance
  45. Youth Progress Association

Online+ participants

  1. A Far Cry
  2. After Innocence
  3. Beyond Hunger
  4. Bikes Not Bombs
  5. Boston Baroque
  6. Boston Center for the Arts
  7. Boston Landmarks Orchestra
  8. Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham
  9. Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development
  10. Celebrity Series of Boston
  11. Central City Concern
  12. Central Square Theater
  13. Cents Ability
  14. Change Happens
  15. City Hope San Francisco
  16. Clinica Colorado
  17. Community Action Marin
  18. Community Bridges
  19. Food Education Fund
  20. Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción 
  21. Juma Ventures
  22. JustLeadershipUSA
  23. Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
  24. LEO Inc.
  25. Let’s Innovate Through Education
  26. National Museum of Mathematics
  27. Nepperhan Community Center 
  28. New England Center for Arts & Technology
  29. Northern Illinois Food Bank
  30. Rian Immigrant Center
  31. Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management
  32. South Shore Drill Team & Performing Arts Ensemble
  33. South Sound Outreach Services
  34. Southwest Economic Solutions
  35. The Loop Lab
  36. The New Dance Complex
  37. There With Care
  38. United South End Settlements
  39. United States Veterans Initiative
  40. Whittier Street Health Committee
  41. Yad Chessed 

L4G co-funded grantees receive an 18-momth $30,000 capacity-building grant, unlimited access to a dedicated coach, facilitated funder interaction, and access to a resource-filled interactive web app and other supports. Organizations participating in Listen4Good Online+ — or a sponsoring funder — pay a subsidized fee of $1,000 each to gain full access to L4G’s web app, limited coaching, and other supports.

Additional Listen4Good offerings will be available in early 2021. Subscribe here for L4G updates

“Just Listening:” A New Video on Listening and Equity

Shared Insight continues on its equity, diversity, and inclusion journey with purpose, resolve, and a commitment to continuous learning, today releasing a new video short, “Just Listening.” The piece features Shared Insight funders and staff talking about the hard but essential examination of what listening and feedback can mean for racial equity, power-sharing, and client outcomes. Shared Insight’s goal is that its work, along with all the listening and feedback work in the social sector, explicitly reflects and advances equity principles and practices.

“Just Listening” is the latest addition to Shared Insight’s new video gallery, featuring feedback case studies, a series about closing the feedback loop, and short takes from clients sharing what feedback means to them. The gallery expands on Shared Insight’s library of written stories and case studies that put a face on what it means when nonprofits, funders, and the people and communities they seek to serve connect through high-quality feedback loops. Check out the newest story about an organization that changed up plans for COVID-related webinars after clients weighed in.