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Catholic Community Foundation Of Minnesota - Minnesota, MN - 39 Survey Respondents
"Amazing experience with this funder. They were friendly and timely and easy to work with. They responded to every question that I had."
Washington Womens Foundation - Seattle, WA - 13 Survey Respondents
"The WA Women's Foundation has been a joy to work with as a funder. Their communication is timely, respectful, and they are consistently accountabl"
Cigna Foundation - Philadelphia, PA - 3 Survey Respondents
"Application isn't difficult, but they split their proposal expectations across their webiste, FAQ, and application portal. You shoudl dig a bit to"
Pollination Project Foundation - Berkeley, CA - 23 Survey Respondents
"As your colleague considers approaching this funder, it's essential for them to thoroughly research and understand the funder's mission, prior"
Meyer Memorial Trust - Portland, OR - 12 Survey Respondents
"So, the Meyer Memorial Trust has over $1billion in assets, but over the past year and a half this second largest funder in the State of Oregon has not"
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Lumina Foundation For Education Inc - Indianapolis, IN - 1 Survey Respondents
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Fargo-moorhead Area Foundation Corporation - Fargo, ND - 2 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 [...]