Kendeda Fund

Location: 501 Silverside Rd Ste 123, Wilmington, 19809 DE

EIN: 20-6881642

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13Builds relationships12Friendly11Insightful11Positive leader in the field10"Gets" nonprofits and issues9Gives more than money9Openminded9Responsive5Likes site visits5Risk taker3Culturally sensitive

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Kendeda Fund

Oct 12, 2017

Reviewer 648 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

It is important to know the responsible program officer, portfolio and geography of interest within Kendeda.

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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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Oct 09, 2017

Reviewer 212 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

Kendeda champions their organizations. A community member that you want on your side.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, Responsive

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Oct 09, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

• Being forthright about the complexities of the work and the challenges to achieving goals is key and working with The Kendeda Fund as a thought partner to work through challenges is also important.
• Also having a few touch points (meetings and calls) throughout the process to understand expectations for the grant in terms of programming and amount of funding was also important.
• Thinking bigger picture and to a possible ‘end game’ is something that needs to be fleshed out, even if it will change as the work progresses. Have a few ideas in mind for various levels of funding and think through how to sustain the work.

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Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Oct 06, 2017

Reviewer 837 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They believe in large scale change and are willing to fund work that will not pay off in the immediate term. They are incredibly supportive funders once you are a grantee, and even before that want everyone to succeed. They are also very approachable! They are also willing to do multi-year grants which is incredibly helpful

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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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Oct 05, 2017

Reviewer 673 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

Kendeda appears to work via its network of philanthropists and other leaders. They're visionary and don't have many of the standard hoops to jump through and seem to truly care about the progress of their grantees versus the risk protection of themselves, i.e. they're advocates not antagonists.

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

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Oct 04, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Kendeda is a rare organization, one that stays with you once they believe in your theory of change. My advice would be total honesty and even vulnerability about the strengths and weaknesses of your programs. Their program officer is seasoned, well-informed, and highly intuitive, so she will see through you either way!

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

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Oct 04, 2017

Reviewer 647 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The Kendeda Fund wants to really understand its grantees before inviting a proposal.

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

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Oct 03, 2017

Reviewer 909 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

It's probably best to have a personal conversation early on (in our case it was with the Fund Advisor). It was that personal conversation that clarified a shared intention that made all other steps look and feel easy.

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Oct 02, 2017

Reviewer 349 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Working with The Kendeda Fund and the Program Officer felt like a true partnership.

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Gives more than money, Insightful, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Sep 29, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The Kendeda Fund is deeply invested, personally, in each of its grantees. Applications should reflect the heart of the organization, stories, and efficacy of the organization to complete the programs proposed.

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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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