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Bush Foundation

St Paul, MN

31 Survey Respondents


" Only apply if you can demonstrate (within tight application character limits) that the process by which you've identified a community issue has ac... "
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Peery Foundation

Palo Alto, CA

31 Survey Respondents


" Lead person is smart, engaged, kind and insightful. Generous with her time and ideas.... "
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Otto Bremer Trust

Saint Paul, MN

28 Survey Respondents


" Developing a relationship with the program manager is key.... "
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Kendeda Fund

Wilmington, DE

27 Survey Respondents


" The Kendeda Fund is an exemplary funder. Accessible, flexible and generous. We had a great field tour with several Kendeda Fund members, and this hel... "
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Colocation America

Las Vegas, NV

25 Survey Respondents


" It's great to call prior and get a sense of what they are looking for. They're very receptive. In your application, be as clear as possible ab... "
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Open Road Alliance

Washington, DC

25 Survey Respondents


" ORA is extremely candid and up-front about what is and isn't a fit and there is tremendous organizational alignment around the fit. This is unusua... "
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Wells Fargo Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

25 Survey Respondents


" They are not very responsive. Another funder suggested we contact them to see if they were interested in ideas that seemed consistent with their guid... "
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The California Endowment

Los Angeles, CA

23 Survey Respondents


" It is easy to get a meeting however, they are very specific about what they are funding. Their properties on their website did not match what they are... "
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Marin Community Foundation

Novato, CA

4 Survey Respondents

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Lutheran Foundation Of St. Louis Missouri

St Louis, MO

2 Survey Respondents

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Paul M Angell Family Foundation

Chicago, IL

4 Survey Respondents

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The Effing Foundation For Sex-positivity

Somerville, MA

4 Survey Respondents

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GrantAdvisor crowdsources grantmaker information for nonprofits seeking funding from U.S. sources. Designed to encourage more productive philanthropy and facilitate open dialogue, GrantAdvisor allows anyone in the nonprofit community to anonymously share their first-hand experiences working with funders through authentic, real-time reviews and comments.

Data on funders is posted publicly after they have received 5 reviews. At that point, foundations can post responses to the reviews. The funders with the most reviews are featured above. Click Funder Profiles to see the full list of funders live on the site.

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Bruce Sievers Former Executive Director of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund