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Peery Foundation

Palo Alto, CA

22 Survey Respondents


" They're invite or through introduction only.... "
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Bush Foundation

St Paul, MN

20 Survey Respondents


" Bush Foundation really knows what it is doing and is VERY thorough indeed. Impressed by their understanding of non-profits and the work the Foundatio... "
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Mcknight Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

12 Survey Respondents


" Greatly appreciate McKnights willingness to tackle complicated policy issues at high systems levels. It's so important - thank you!... "
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3m Foundation

Saint Paul, MN

10 Survey Respondents


" It's tough if you don't have a connection. Find a way to get one of their affinity groups connected with your organization.... "
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The California Endowment

Los Angeles, CA

9 Survey Respondents


" This is where you do need a meeting before you submit anything. Organization has lots of staff changes and continually is changing strategic prioritie... "
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Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

8 Survey Respondents


" The Foundation has a specific strategic/equity framework applicants must address. It is important to read through their website and materials to ensur... "
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The Saint Paul Foundation

Saint Paul, MN

8 Survey Respondents


" Everything with The Saint Paul Foundation is straightforward. Most everything you will need is on their webpage and if you have questions the staff i... "
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David And Lucile Packard Foundation

Los Altos, CA

7 Survey Respondents


" Very supportive organization and staff. Easy to work with. Truly try to ensure your success with your project.... "
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Otto Bremer Trust

Saint Paul, MN

7 Survey Respondents


" Program officers are fabulous and straight forward - build a relationship. They need to fully understand the problem your organization is addressing a... "
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California Community Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

6 Survey Respondents


" The Foundation's program officers are extremely helpful and know exactly what they are looking for in an application. Definitely give them a call... "
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Charles K Blandin Foundation

Grand Rapids, MN

6 Survey Respondents


" Check website for grant categories, deadlines, areas that they fund.... "
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Sobrato Family Foundation

Cupertino, CA

6 Survey Respondents


" Sobrato is the gold standard for foundation partners. They like to support larger, well established organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo Countie... "
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Weingart Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

6 Survey Respondents


" Like most foundations, they are up to their eyeballs in applicants, and they push you (HARD) to get through the first doors. It's worth it, as onc... "
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Wells Fargo Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

6 Survey Respondents


" I work with a number of nonprofit clients and it is not unusual to receive no response from this foundation (Los Angeles office). This can be frustrat... "
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Community Foundation For Monterey County

Monterey, CA

5 Survey Respondents


" I would get to know the program officer beforehand. Build a relationship.... "
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Hugh J Andersen Foundation

Bayport, MN

5 Survey Respondents


" It is very important to start early and build a relationship with their grants manager.... "
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Margaret A Cargill Foundation

Eden Prairie, MN

5 Survey Respondents


" This funder does not have an application process.... "
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Medtronic Communities Foundation

Fridley, MN

5 Survey Respondents


" This is not an open foundation. Their giving is in health, which is aligned with their business aspirations. They do not actively seek proposals or in... "
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Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Oakland, CA

5 Survey Respondents


" This fund has regional staff and contacts, so find the person in your County who will be your contact.... "
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San Francisco Foundation

San Francisco, CA

5 Survey Respondents


" Read through the website thoroughly to ensure alignment. The Foundation is currently focused on advancing racial and economic equity, which feels broa... "
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The Ahmanson Foundation

Beverly Hills, CA

5 Survey Respondents


" They are pretty straightforward. We had hoped they'd fund the amount requested, but we know they get lot of requests. They also do capital campa... "
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