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

Feb 27, 2020

Reviewer 4280 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

They should know to review the guidelines of the grant and what the grant is willing to fund.

They should know to have one to two people ready to review their grant after it is "completed".

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Risk taker, Responsive

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Feb 27, 2020

Reviewer 9857 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Ask lots of questions and get to know the funder. They are human. This funder seems to want to be more responsive. Take them at their word about wanting to support nonprofits doing important work in communities of need.

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Feb 27, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I suggest speaking to an organization that has received funding from Nellie Mae in the past to get a sense of who they are as a funding organization.

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Feb 27, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The process is welcoming and straightforward. It’s helpful to talk to a program officer.

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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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Feb 27, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

It is refreshing that Nellie Mae states that they are trying to simplify the application process, and want us to submit materials we have prepared for other grant applications. In this case, we had not applied for this type of grant before so needed to prepare a narrative specific to this grant.

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Risk taker, Culturally sensitive

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Feb 27, 2020

Reviewer 4167 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation encourages prospective applicants to reach out with any questions regarding the grant opportunity or the application process. We did, and they were very informative, helpful, and receptive to our thoughts/questions. I recommend you schedule a meeting.

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Feb 27, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Participate in any opportunities to gather information including webinars and phone meetings. Make sure to prepare throughful questions in advance.

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

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Feb 27, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I suggest that you read the pdf of the RFP very carefully. Once I started writing the grant, I read the RFP again and got very good clarification on my questions, just by learning the Nellie Mae mission points.

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Culturally sensitive

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Feb 27, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

All you need to know as far as what they are looking for and the best way to make direct contact / get questions answered is clearly articulated in their RFP - refreshing!

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Likes site visits

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Feb 27, 2020

Reviewer 1193 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Make sure you communicate fully any questions you might have. The staff is very, very responsive

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Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive

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