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

27Culturally sensitive27Responsive21Positive leader in the field18"Gets" nonprofits and issues18Friendly15Builds relationships15Openminded13Risk taker12Gives more than money11Insightful5Likes site visits1Bureaucratic

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Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Mar 21, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

NellieMae Foundation is super responsive in answering questions, staff very personable and understanding of the many dynamics of nonprofits. I personally appreciate when funders come and do sight visits it shows they care about where their funding is going and wants the best for the organization

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Mar 07, 2020

Reviewer 9838 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Review all information materials including the YouTube videos. Ask questions. They are very helpful.

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Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Mar 06, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Use the calendly timeblocks to ask questions - the calls were really helpful.

The initial webinar is not worth the 90 mins; it's a readthrough of the RFP.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Responsive

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Mar 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

NMEF provides great information about their focus and details regarding their RFP. They are focused on impact in the NE Region, however they are open to supporting national organizations who meet their requirement around being community-focused. Additionally, they are cognizant of how to make the applications process easy for organizations and specifically mention to repurpose existing content recent grant proposals as it makes sense.

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Mar 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Attend webinar and begin collecting information for grant well in advance of the deadline.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Responsive

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Feb 29, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Thoroughly read through the funder's steps to apply. This process was easy to understand. You can tell Nellie Mae has listened to grantees to streamline the process of applying for funds.

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Feb 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

try to build a great relationship with funders and communication calling them is always great.

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

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Feb 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Thoroughly read the RFP, which is separate from the application.

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Openminded

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Feb 28, 2020

Reviewer 9834 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

It was helpful to work on the application elements separate from the online portal. Then I just had to copy & paste or upload. Give yourself enough time to gather supporting materials that could support strengthening your application.

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Feb 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

They made the application process easy compared to most funders. They were less proscriptive around page limits and format. They invited you to submit videos, photos, links anything that would show them what you do. They also encouraged you no to create content if you had stuff you could reuse for their application.Nice!

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