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Walter And Elise Haas Fund - San Francisco, CA - 46 Survey Respondents
"The sample response is very appropriate. You're best off having a conversation before applying, but it's difficult to get anyone to respond"
Nellie Mae Education Foundation - Quincy, MA - 130 Survey Respondents
"I would read about the organization first, ask around and see what information others also have and then read the critiria. It helped me decide if thi"
Catholic Community Foundation Of Minnesota - Minnesota, MN - 26 Survey Respondents
"We have a long-standing relationship with this funder, and are so grateful for all of their help in living out our mission. The application process is"
James Irvine Foundation - San Francisco, CA - 15 Survey Respondents
"I highly recommend this funder! Irvine is very responsive, asks if their deadlines will impact nonprofit employees' PTO and provides flexibility i"
Allegany Franciscan Ministries - Palm Harbor, FL - 45 Survey Respondents
"This funder is very accessible, very helpful throughout the process, does not require an inordinate amount of paperwork and is very interested in fund"
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Brooklyn Community Foundation - Brooklyn, NY - 1 Survey Respondents
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Camille Beckman Foundation Inc - Eagle, ID - 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 [...]