F B Heron Foundation

Location: 135 W 41st St. 5th Fl, New York, 10036 NY

EIN: 13-3647019

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6Builds relationships6Friendly6Openminded6Positive leader in the field6Risk taker5Gives more than money5Insightful5Responsive4"Gets" nonprofits and issues4Culturally sensitive

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F B Heron Foundation

Nov 06, 2018

Reviewer 9302 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Heron thinks at a systemic level, so understand how your work will influence the system you are trying to change.

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

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Jul 23, 2018

Reviewer 8458 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

As long as you're aligned on the mission and can deliver the goods, Heron is about the easiest foundation to work with. Reporting requirements are meant to support, not detract, from the work. Communication is respectful and responsive.

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

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Jul 03, 2018

Reviewer 7252 - Professional in the field

This is a foundation that welcomes total honesty and bravery to bring your challenges, not just your solutions. A true partner in seeking transformational strategies and impacts.

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

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Jun 28, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

they gave us a grant after one meeting with the president

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Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Jun 27, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

flexible funders, but you have to know somebody there to get funding from them

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Jun 22, 2018

Professional in the field

I reached out to the Heron Foundation without an "In" but felt they took the time to properly review my presentation and firm before replying to me. It was a thoughtful and helpful interaction.

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Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded

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Jun 20, 2018

Reviewer 9028 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

Heron is truly a partner to the organizations they fund and have provided us with excellent guidance and advice. Also, at our request, they have put us in touch with other organizations who have been valuable - both other grantees who have faced similar hurdles and consultants who could provide support. Heron also makes it easy to work with them and focus their time and ours on achieving success.

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

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Jun 19, 2018

Reviewer 8867 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Heron is an AMAZING foundation. They build a relationship with you, they think about how to make the non profit enterprise successful vs. just putting money on one program. They trust the Executive Director. And they fund all costs - yes even that dreaded "overhead" which is essential to actually running an organization. They are a true partner. I believe other foundations can learn from Heron's example

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Insightful, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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