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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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Bush Foundation

St Paul, MN

30 Survey Respondents


" Hard to understand what they want to fund, while they say something new, not sure how they define new and initiative.... "
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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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Otto Bremer Trust

Saint Paul, MN

26 Survey Respondents


" It is a bit of a formidable grant application but I think that's reasonable given the size of the grants. Although everything is online (applicati... "
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Open Road Alliance

Washington, DC

23 Survey Respondents


" Make sure the roadblock is truly external and could not have been foreseen, and that there is a clear pathway to impact should this be overcome.... "
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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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Colocation America

Las Vegas, NV

22 Survey Respondents


" We have tried for months to get answers from Colocation on where the grant application is located. We have called(spoke to the same individual each ti... "
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Wells Fargo Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

22 Survey Respondents


" It is important to have a relationship with you local community representative and have Board representation. Relationships go a long way, but always... "
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Collins Foundation

Portland, OR

2 Survey Respondents

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Allegany Franciscan Ministries

Palm Harbor, FL

4 Survey Respondents

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Atkinson Foundation

San Francisco, CA

4 Survey Respondents

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Speedway Childrens Charities

Charlotte, NC

2 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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