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Foundations Community Partnership Inc - Doylestown, PA - 21 Survey Respondents
"The experience was good - all staff, especially the director, were accessible and helpful to us in completing our grant request."
Mile High United Way Inc - Denver, CO - 5 Survey Respondents
"They made applicants participate in feedback sessions and jump through various hoops. The funding process does not seem transparent. Stated priority a"
Weitz Family Foundation - Omaha, NE - 37 Survey Respondents
"Check the application as it exists in the portal--the 2023 application template was missing questions that were required in the portal, which made wha"
NextFifty Initiative - Denver, CO - 44 Survey Respondents
"Contact them if you have questions or need anything clarified. They are lovely to work with."
Kenneth King Foundation - Denver, CO - 23 Survey Respondents
"Very good process. Contacted by phone to discuss funding request for program. Invited to submit grant. Grant RFP was thorough but not cumbersome."
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Sage Foundation - Brighton, MI - 1 Survey Respondents
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The Joseph E & Marjorie B Jones Foundation - Washington, DC - 1 Survey Respondents

News & Resources

What it Really Takes to #FixTheForm: Behind the Scenes with the Initiative Foundation
by Kimberly Slipy, Initiative Foundation and Kari Aanestad, When The Initiative Foundation first began the journey of updating their grants management systems and processes two years ago, they never have could have imagined the impact that small changes would have on their community and own staff. This 34-year-old community foundation based in Little Falls, [...]
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 [...]