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Peery Foundation

Palo Alto, CA

22 Survey Respondents


" They're invite or through introduction only.... "
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Bush Foundation

St Paul, MN

20 Survey Respondents


" Bush Foundation really knows what it is doing and is VERY thorough indeed. Impressed by their understanding of non-profits and the work the Foundatio... "
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Mcknight Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

12 Survey Respondents


" Greatly appreciate McKnights willingness to tackle complicated policy issues at high systems levels. It's so important - thank you!... "
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3m Foundation

Saint Paul, MN

10 Survey Respondents


" It's tough if you don't have a connection. Find a way to get one of their affinity groups connected with your organization.... "
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The California Endowment

Los Angeles, CA

9 Survey Respondents


" This is where you do need a meeting before you submit anything. Organization has lots of staff changes and continually is changing strategic prioritie... "
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Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

8 Survey Respondents


" The Foundation has a specific strategic/equity framework applicants must address. It is important to read through their website and materials to ensur... "
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The Saint Paul Foundation

Saint Paul, MN

8 Survey Respondents


" Everything with The Saint Paul Foundation is straightforward. Most everything you will need is on their webpage and if you have questions the staff i... "
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David And Lucile Packard Foundation

Los Altos, CA

7 Survey Respondents


" Very supportive organization and staff. Easy to work with. Truly try to ensure your success with your project.... "
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GrantAdvisor is a new online informational service that crowdsources grantmaker information for nonprofits seeking funding throughout the U.S. Designed to encourage more productive philanthropy and facilitate open dialogue, GrantAdvisor allows grant applicants, grantees, and others to share their first-hand experiences working with funders through authentic, real-time reviews and comments.

Feedback is shared anonymously and, once a funder receives 5 reviews, the data on that funder will be posted publicly and funders will have the opportunity to respond to reviews. In addition to aggregating feedback on the grant application process, GrantAdvisor will provide a forum to post questions and share views on how funders influence their field. This allows funders to understand how they are perceived as leaders and influencers—not simply as grantmakers.

GrantAdvisor launches with California and Minnesota, with new locations and partnerships to be announced in 2018.

Aaron Dorfman

There is a longstanding need for greater accountability, transparency, and accessibility in the philanthropic sector so that foundations don’t end up marginalizing the underrepresented communities they would like to help. It is critical for grantmakers to hear the perspectives of nonprofit leaders and take part in an open discussion of community needs. GrantAdvisor is a welcome addition to provide a public platform for nonprofits to frankly voice their concerns and propose ways that grantmaking can be more successful in impacting their communities

Aaron Dorfman CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy