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Paul M Angell Family Foundation - Chicago, IL - 14 Survey Respondents
"Have all financial reports ready including current and last year year. Application was clear and easy to enter information."
NextFifty Initiative - Denver, CO - 24 Survey Respondents
"The funder was very approachable and responsive."
Bank Of America Charitable Foundation Inc - Charlotte, NC - 18 Survey Respondents
"Like others have said, consider carefully before completing their onerous application process. The local contacts are great and open to meetings, but"
Kenneth King Foundation - Denver, CO - 20 Survey Respondents
"They are responsive to questions. Ask, don't assume."
New York Life Foundation - New York, NY - 3 Survey Respondents
"The Aim High opportunity is a cumbersome application and you won't receive any feedback. The New York Life Foundation outsources the process to th"
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Elizabeth A Lynn Foundation - Lakeside, MT - 1 Survey Respondents
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Eva L And Joseph M Bruening Foundation - Brooklyn, OH - 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 [...]