Listen 4 Good: Shared Insight Announces 47 New Listen for Good Grantees

Read this post @ Fund for Shared Insight.

As we ring in the new year, Fund for Shared Insight is thrilled to welcome 47 newly selected grantees to participate in Listen for Good (L4G), our signature national feedback initiative. The new grantees bring to 159 the total number of organizations working through L4G to build the practice of feedback loops in the social sector and philanthropy, especially aiming to amplify the voices of those least heard.

The 47 organizations and the 15 co-funders that nominated them, including 10 brand new to L4G, are listed at the end of this announcement. A searchable list of all of Shared Insight’s grantees can be found here, while a list of our growing collaborative’s funding partners — including a total of 69 L4G co-funders — is here.

Among the new L4G co-funders is Sunlight Giving, a California family foundation focused on supporting nonprofits serving low-income families and their young children, which nominated 20 of the selected grantees. “We’re excited about Listen for Good as an opportunity for our grantees to hear from those they serve, and for us to learn with our grantees and other funders.” says Cheryl Chang, Sunlight Giving program officer. “The insights we gain from this work will also strengthen our grantmaking.”

New Listen for Good Data Analysis and Evaluation Results

As part of Shared Insight’s own learning journey, last year we engaged research consultants to assess the effectiveness of the survey tools L4G-participating nonprofits use to collect feedback. An analysis of the more than 29,000 survey responses collected so far, available here, offers preliminary evidence that L4G’s methodology, borrowed in part from private-sector customer-service practices, works in the nonprofit context.

Our evaluation partner, ORS Impact, has continued to conduct surveys of L4G grantees and co-funders. The grantee report, available here, suggests that L4G is helping to embed feedback practice and leading to meaningful changes in organizations. The co-funder report, available here, reveals broad satisfaction among funders with L4G and ongoing dialogue with grantees about what they’re learning.

Opportunities to apply to L4G will open up again in the spring. (Funders can go here to learn how to nominate, and nonprofits can go here to learn how to apply.)

 

Here is the list of our 47 new Listen for Good grantees:
  • Alameda Point Collaborative
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara County
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
  • Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
  • Covenant House New York
  • East Bay Agency for Children
  • Employment Opportunity Training Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
  • Food Bank for Monterey County
  • Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation
  • Heart of Los Angeles Youth
  • Hope Services Hawaii
  • IHS, The Institute for Human Services
  • Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service
  • JIFF
  • La Clinica de La Raza
  • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • MayView Community Health Center
  • Monument Crisis Center
  • Natividad Medical Foundation
  • New York City Urban Debate League
  • Operation Exodus
  • Palomar
  • Peninsula Family Service
  • Publicolor
  • Sacred Heart Community Service
  • Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments
  • Safe Passages
  • Samaritan House
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin & Stanislaus County
  • Seven Tepees Youth Program
  • SHELTER, Inc.
  • Silicon Valley Children’s Fund
  • Southern California College Access Network
  • St. Mary’s Dining Room
  • Stockton Shelter for the Homeless
  • Students Rising Above
  • Sunnyvale Community Services
  • United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
  • United Way of Northwest Vermont
  • West Valley Community Services
  • Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • The Wright Center
  • YWCA Silicon Valley & San Francisco/Marin

 

Here is the list of our 15 Listen for Good co-funders from our latest round of grants:
  • Community Foundation of Sonoma County
  • Community Impact Committee of United Way of Northwest Vermont
  • Ford Foundation*
  • Hawaii Community Foundation
  • Hope for New York
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation*
  • Tom LaTour
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Sand Hill Foundation
  • Lisa Sobrato Sonsini
  • Sunlight Giving
  • Moses Taylor Foundation
  • Mary Winter
  • Tommy and Lauren Young Fund, via Hope Christian Community Foundation

*Indicates is also a Fund for Shared Insight core funder