Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Location: 1250 Hancock St Ste 701n, Quincy, 02169 MA

EIN: 04-2755323

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Top descriptors for this funder

48Culturally sensitive46Responsive38Positive leader in the field34Friendly32"Gets" nonprofits and issues30Builds relationships25Openminded22Gives more than money21Insightful18Risk taker10Likes site visits1Bureaucratic

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Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Apr 22, 2022

Reviewer 1991 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2022

Nellie Mae is very accessible to answering any questions you have. Just do your homework to make sure what you are asking aligns with their mission.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Nov 15, 2021 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

Make sure to create a grant in excel. They don't mention that in the RFP but they ask for it when you are uploading. Make sure to have org details on hand like EIN when you are ready to upload the grant.

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Nov 15, 2021 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

They are very clear about their funding focus areas. If you're not sure whether your proposal fits within one of those areas, call them. They are very responsive and helpful.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Nov 12, 2021 1

Reviewer 1138 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

Meet with someone who has completed a NM grant in the past. It is extremely helpful

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Nov 02, 2021 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

Be sure you are familiar with the granting priorities

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Nov 01, 2021 1

Grant Applicant - applied before 2014

Review the previous grants funded by this foundation. Is your request relative to past funding? Does it need to be?
Make sure their mission/philosophy aligns with yours.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Oct 05, 2021 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

The portal was easy to use and the questions were straightforward for the matching gift request.

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Oct 04, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

The grant portal is a little tricky to navigate and asks for information not accessible in the application description. Leave time!

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Sep 30, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

Reach out to Nellie Mae...call or email as they want to help.

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Positive leader in the field, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Sep 16, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

I would say that this is my first time applying so I don't know much, but that the application was straightforward and not too complicated.

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Positive leader in the field, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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