Shared Insight Announces 59 New Listen for Good Grantees

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Fund for Shared Insight is proud to announce the 59 newly selected grantees to participate in Listen for Good (L4G), our signature national feedback initiative. The latest awards bring to 217 the total number of nonprofits implementing high-quality feedback loops with their beneficiaries through the L4G program.

L4G is a collaborative effort among many funders that is dedicated to building the practice of listening to the people we seek to help, especially those whose voices are least heard. Nonprofits participating in L4G receive a capacity-building grant and access to technical assistance to help them build internal systems and expertise for collecting and responding to feedback.

Please see the list of new participants below. A searchable list of all Shared Insight grantees can be found here.

Twenty-eight co-funders (listed below) joined to support the latest L4G cohort, bringing the total number of funders participating in Shared Insight to 94. See information about our funders here.

We are especially pleased to welcome back some funding partners, including the Weingart Foundation, which had nominated and supported one grantee in 2016-17, and returned this year to nominate and support five nonprofits. The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has also continued to grow its support, backing 12 grantees this round for a total of 20 groups nominated since 2017.

Among the new funders is the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, a Wisconsin grantmaker that is supporting three area nonprofits’ participation in L4G. The foundation had some experience backing grantees who gathered beneficiary feedback, but it was ready to take the process to the next level.

“We were excited to see a validated measurement tool, a full feedback-loop system available to us, so that we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel,” says Greg Vandenberg, director of giving and community engagement at U.S. Venture, which is working through the Fox Valley foundation to support the L4G participants. “This is a best practice that doesn’t take a lot of resources, just commitment to transparency, trust, and change.”

To see what the practice of L4G looks like at nonprofits around the country, click here. And please stay tuned for our plans later this year to introduce a new L4G grant opportunity and program model that will allow even more organizations to use the L4G survey, tools, and benchmarks.

Here’s a list of our 59 new Listen for Good Grantees:
  • Access Plus Capital
  • ADVOCAP
  • Alternatives in Action
  • Asian Youth Center
  • Be A Leader Foundation
  • Beatitudes Campus Foundation
  • Beyond Emancipation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
  • Big Sky Youth Empowerment
  • Bresee Foundation
  • Brotherhood Crusade
  • Capital Workforce Partners
  • Career Resources
  • Catholic Charities Community Services
  • Center for Urban Families
  • Children’s Council of San Francisco
  • Children’s Home Society of North Carolina
  • Civic Works
  • Community Action Project of Tulsa County
  • Compass Working Capital
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
  • DOROT
  • East Oakland Youth Development Center
  • Family Services
  • Foundation for Blind Children
  • Foundation for Senior Living
  • Fresno Community Development Financial Institution
  • Friends For Life Corporation
  • Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas
  • Homeless Prenatal Program
  • House of Hope Green Bay
  • Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities
  • Huckleberry Youth Programs
  • ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth
  • Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
  • John Wood Community College Foundation
  • Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
  • Marin City Health & Wellness Center
  • My Friend’s Place
  • Nevada HAND
  • New Moms
  • New Pathways for Youth
  • Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board
  • Oakland Leaf
  • Raising Special Kids
  • Reach Out
  • Rubicon Programs
  • Social Advocates for Youth
  • Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
  • St. Joseph the Worker
  • St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore
  • Summer Learning Collaborative
  • The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center
  • The Stride Center
  • Time for Change Foundation
  • Upstate Family Resource Center
  • West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology
  • Workforce Alliance
  • Youth Leadership Institute

 

Here’s a list of our 28 Listen for Good co-funders from our latest round of grants:
  • Anonymous (2)
  • Arsht-Cannon Fund (endowed fund of the Delaware Community Foundation)
  • Bainum Family Foundation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Charles Schwab Bank
  • Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
  • Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
  • Edna McConnell Clark Foundation*
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Helen J. Serini Foundation
  • Katzin Foundation
  • Love Cultivating Assets (donor-advised fund at the San Francisco Foundation)
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Mary Black Foundation
  • Melville Charitable Trust
  • Oak Foundation
  • Plough Foundation
  • REDF
  • Spartanburg County Foundation
  • The George Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Tracy Family Foundation
  • Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
  • Wege Foundation
  • Weingart Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Yucca Rieschel

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