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Gilroy Foundation - Gilroy, CA - 27 Survey Respondents
"This is the only funder we have that requires submission of our RRF-1 form. The criteria for grants isn't a match for the questions on the applica"
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Morris And Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation - Washington, DC - 6 Survey Respondents
"Staff has a savior mentality."
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Community First Foundation - Arvada, CO - 42 Survey Respondents
"Check their webpage! In my experience, they are timely with their updates and are a very friendly and approachable foundation."
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Allegany Franciscan Ministries - Palm Harbor, FL - 31 Survey Respondents
"It would be a good idea to call the folks at the Agency first. They are very friendly and helpful. There is a full time staff person who handles the"
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The Heinz Endowments - Pittsburgh, PA - 3 Survey Respondents
"Education Division: Staff are very connected and tend to only fund organization that they know. If you are new to them you will need to have a great p"
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Alaska Community Foundation - Anchorage, AK - 1 Survey Respondents
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Listening – An Opportunity for Funders
by Cindy Matthews and Kelly Degering, Community First Foundation Foundations and nonprofits need one another in order to succeed in their charitable missions. Sometimes things get in the way -  like inadvertently cumbersome applications (#FixTheForm), broken contact links, misunderstanding of priorities. A primary goal of GrantAdvisor is to close the feedback loop between grantseekers and grantmakers, [...]
Why We Need to #FixTheForm
Surprise pop-up questions. Not being able to save. Applications that take 25 hours and result in $2,000. Poorly designed grant applications cost nonprofits precious time (up to 20% of full time work), create barriers and inequitable access to funding, and lead to burnout and turnover in key roles. Small changes (ie. eliminate word limits!) can [...]
Now is the time to get rid of word and character limits in grant applications forever!
By: Kari Aanestad, co-director of GrantAdvisor.org We are all living in a time of epic disruption, which is stressful AND an opportunity to discover new ways of being and doing our work together. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic government agencies and foundations have taken some remarkable steps to reduce conditions on funds, allow greater [...]