“Philanthropy. Open for Improvement.” That’s the motto of Fund for Shared Insight — a collaborative effort among funders that pools financial and other resources to make grants to improve philanthropy. We believe that foundations can be more effective and make an even bigger difference if we are more open to sharing what we learn and also open to taking input from others, including grantees and especially the people we seek to help with our funding.
Launched in 2013 by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the collaborative effort counts three dozen funders among its participants. Core funders include the Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the JPB Foundation, Liquidnet, the Rita Allen Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. We are thrilled that other funders have joined to support either the overall initiative or specific projects.