Nellie Mae Education Foundation

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

EIN: 04-2755323

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45Culturally sensitive42Responsive33Positive leader in the field31Friendly28"Gets" nonprofits and issues27Builds relationships23Openminded20Insightful19Gives more than money17Risk taker10Likes site visits1Bureaucratic

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Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Oct 07, 2020

Reviewer 9542 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The application was fairly simple to complete and the email was very clear.

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Oct 07, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Creating the budget first helped guide us in what we really wanted to get out of the grant. Once we started discussing what we wanted/needed, we then had to justify to each other. This gave us more purpose, and made the other aspects of the grant easier.

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Oct 05, 2020

Reviewer 6194 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

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Culturally sensitive, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Oct 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Nellie Mae Education Foundation has a detailed website that provides clear information on its funding priorities, grant opportunities, and even highlights the foundation's impact. I would recommend exploring their webpage and then contacting a program officer if you have any questions.

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Sep 26, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

A true blessing to getvu started or help u along the way

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Sep 26, 2020

Reviewer 9569 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I found it easy to contact the individual named as contact in the grant notification.

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Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Likes site visits, Responsive

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Sep 25, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I found that the questions in the downloadable RFP were different than the actual online application. There was also a word count limit that our team did not anticipate. I suspect this is a common issue. My advise would be to simply check the online application before you start planning and writing. The published RFP is very helpful in setting the priority and context but not in the subtler written requirements.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Responsive

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Sep 16, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Be concise. Fields limited to 2000 characters.

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Sep 08, 2020

Reviewer 8602 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Pay attention to the grants available.

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Sep 05, 2020

Reviewer 1413 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

You may want to call if you’re not familiar with them.

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