On 20 November, the Fund for Shared Insight, a multi-year collaborative effort by seven funders, announced its first round of grants since its launch in September: $5.26 million in awards to improve philanthropy.
Having received almost 200 proposals, the Fund for Shared Insight will make 14 one- to three-year grants, falling into three categories:
Development of feedback loops to encourage and incorporate feedback from the people the social sector seeks to help (Center for Employment Opportunities, Feedback Labs (hosted by Development Gateway), GlobalGiving, Habitat for Humanity International, Feedback Commons (a project of Keystone Accountability), LIFT, YouthTruth (a project of the Center for Effective Philanthropy))
Research related to feedback loops to understand the connection between feedback and better results (Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Urban Institute, Feeding America)
Increasing foundation openness between and among foundations and grantees, and sharing lessons (Center for Effective Philanthropy, Creative Commons, Exponent Philanthropy, Foundation Center, GiveWell)
Click here to find out more about these grants.
Fund for Shared Insight is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Initial funders include the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, Liquidnet, the Rita Allen Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the WK Kellogg Foundation.