Robin Hood Foundation

Location: 826 Broadway Fl 9, New York, 10003 NY

EIN: 13-3441066

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2"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Builds relationships2Friendly2Gives more than money2Insightful2Likes site visits2Openminded2Positive leader in the field2Responsive1Culturally sensitive

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Robin Hood Foundation

Oct 28, 2017

Reviewer 283 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The Robin Hood Foundation is a foundation that is driven by metrics and has a heavy focus on accountability as well as results. Have an arsenal of data when dealing with the foundation and be sure that your data is accurate.

The Robin Hood Foundation has highly expert staff who stay on top of the latest trends in their disciplines. Know your organization's work thoroughly. If you don't know something, be honest. Do not pretend that you know what you do not know.

Before you seek Robin Hood Foundation funding, thoroughly review their website and other available public information. If possible, confer with one of the foundation's expert staff before you submit a request.

The Robin Hood Foundation provides an array of resources in addition to grant support. You may find it helpful to use some of their other resources before seeking a grant. One of these resources is a database that can help nonprofits identify board members.

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

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Aug 28, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Overall, they tend to believe they have more answers than the nonprofits who work directly with said communities and will take credit for nonprofit programs/ideas/innovations. They do fund 6 figures, so that's nice, but they do also expect nonprofit staff to be available to them on weekends and after work. Really not sure it's worth it if you've other alternatives. Their metrics are a little underwhelming and use outputs over outcomes for themselves, while expecting robust evaluation (they may or may not fund) for grantees.

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Aug 28, 2017

Reviewer 667 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The program officers are great and always up for a meeting. The process is highly competitive and you have to fit into their mold, which isn't easy. The grants are substantial and multi-year.

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

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