Nellie Mae Education Foundation

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

EIN: 04-2755323

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37Culturally sensitive36Responsive27Positive leader in the field24Friendly23"Gets" nonprofits and issues22Builds relationships18Openminded15Gives more than money15Insightful15Risk taker8Likes site visits1Bureaucratic

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Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Nov 11, 2020

Reviewer 7705 - Grant Applicant - applied before 2014

We have always had a very positive relationship with this funder.

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Nov 05, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Straightforward process

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Nov 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Have a clear idea, identify the impact on students, and the desired outcome. Be able to identify how this funding will make a difference to the population you have identified.

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

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Oct 30, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I was very impressed with the rapid response funding opportunities and the funder's commitment to getting support to organizations expeditiously and was even more impressed with the funder's choice to involve young people in the design of the RFP, which reflects a strong understanding of what potential grantees really need right now.

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Culturally sensitive, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Oct 29, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

It would be helpful the plan the proposed project carefully before submitting the grant request.

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

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Oct 24, 2020

Reviewer 5362 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Get to know a grant officer and make sure that the foundation's mission matches yours.

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Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Oct 23, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Log into the portal ahead of time to see if there are word or character limits to each application question. The funder suggests completing your responses in a Word document before transferring to the portal, but you don't know about word or character limits until you are actually in the portal.

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Oct 22, 2020

Reviewer 8151 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The process was cer

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

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Oct 19, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I would suggest speaking with the grant manager in advance so you know exactly what they are looking for.

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Oct 13, 2020

Reviewer 9865 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Make sure you are within the parameters of their mission and current priorities. And yes, it also helps to have an "in."

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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