2.    Will a Better Together Fund application or funding allocation preclude my organization from receiving support from the individual funding partners?

No. Funding requests to Steering Committee members unrelated to the Better Together Fund will not be prejudiced. Applying for Better Together Funding does not preclude applying to other funding sources made available by participating funders. 

The participating foundations believe that nonprofit boards, leaders and funders should routinize the consideration and practice of formal collaboration as an important strategic option. Organizations that make the decision to undertake the hard work of exploring such activities should be acknowledged, encouraged and supported by funders with additive funding.