Northwest Fund For The Environment

Location: 1904 3rd Ave Ste 615, Seattle, 98101 WA

EIN: 23-7134880

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3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Builds relationships3Friendly3Insightful3Responsive2Culturally sensitive2Positive leader in the field1Gives more than money1Openminded

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Northwest Fund For The Environment

Jul 06, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Northwest Fund has a deep grasp of our regional conservation issues and challenges, and are always receptive to a solid pitch to move the needle.

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

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Jun 29, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Know your stuff, and know it well (especially the policy nuance) because the NWFE program staff do their homework and due diligence on each and every project better than any other funders I know!

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jun 28, 2021

Reviewer 7323 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

We found the process to be smooth and easy to follow. It did take us more time to complete the application because we wanted to be as current and accurate as possible. Thanks for the great experience and the funding. It has made all the difference and we believe helped us with other granting organizations.

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Jun 28, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Seem to prefer discrete projects with measurable impact over broader initiatives with potentially farther reaching, but less measurable impact.

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Jun 28, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Program officers are accessible, helpful, and friendly. Grant application and reporting process is pretty straightforward and easy to understand. Solid partners in the work who care about the issues they are funding. I would suggest two improvements. First, it would be helpful to switch to an annual funding cycle as the 18-month cycle is awkward and makes annual budgeting harder. Second, increase gift amounts. This is an issue I encounter often with foundation funders. If a foundation was making $25,000 annual grant awards in 2001 and is still making $25,000 grant awards in 2021, then the actual grant value has decreased over time. Inflation, rising overhead costs, rising salaries, etc. all mean that every year it becomes more expensive to operate a nonprofit organization. It would seem to make sense then that foundation grant amounts should also increase over time to reflect the increased costs of operation. Furthermore, as the stock market continues to perform exceptionally well, it would stand to reason that grant awards would increase as the foundation's investments generate more money.

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Jan 25, 2021

Reviewer 9689 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

NW Fund program officers are so open and helpful and really appreciate feedback and have done several surveys on how the grant process is for grantees. I would reach out directly to the program officers by email after reviewing the grant guidelines on their website.

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

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