Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Location: 223 4th Ave 1400 Benedum Trees, Pittsburgh, 15222 PA

EIN: 25-1086799

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14Builds relationships14Positive leader in the field13Insightful13Responsive12"Gets" nonprofits and issues12Friendly12Openminded11Gives more than money9Culturally sensitive9Likes site visits7Risk taker

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Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Apr 02, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The funder's healthcare Program Officer makes herself very accessible via email, cell phone and face to face meetings. Although she is very busy, she responds to all questions in a timely manner.

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Positive leader in the field, Insightful, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Mar 31, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

I would suggest reaching out to the staff to discuss the proposal for guidance, as they specific areas of funding. Staff is friendly and helpful. Do not be too wordy or frilly in your narrative. Straight forward outcomes and measures seem to be best.

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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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Mar 29, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

you should meet with the Program Director before submitting a proposal, and make sure your ideas match the Foundation's priorities.

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Positive leader in the field

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Mar 28, 2019

Reviewer 1794 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

I would reach out to the program manager before applying. This person will be willing to quickly determine if your project fits under the scope of their funding priorities.

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

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Mar 28, 2019

Reviewer 1652 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019


I owe so much gratitude to the Benedum Foundation for believing that grassroots community work can help create health in communities and vulnerable individuals. As a physician I realize our medical system is geared for disease treatment but a healthy community involves prevention and that entails much of what the Benedum Foundation have supported over the last five years in our work here in eastern West Virginia. Our work has focused on youth and physical activity as well as lowering cost, educating, and providing more access to healthy food for citizens with food insecurity. Our message is growing to a state wide level and hopefully will continue as we try to tackle obesity and diabetes which at the current time are undefeated.

The grant process was fair and gives opportunity for small projects that have potential for larger reach. Benedum also supports and acknowledges the critical aspect of team-based approaches to health which involve people outside of healthcare.
Again many thanks and let’s keep trying to change the world one community at a time

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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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Mar 28, 2019

Reviewer 2714 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

I suggest you review the grantors funded projects. They are interested in community development efforts that are sustainable after funding ends

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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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Mar 28, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Definitely a good idea to call and set up a meeting before you apply. The program officer is very helpful and will help guide you as you consider applying.

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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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Mar 28, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

We have found that a conversation around our request with staff prior to applying to be very helpful. We talk through potential questions and it helps us understand the best way to convey our request and tell our story.

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

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Mar 28, 2019

Reviewer 9786 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The sample response may be somewhat true. I would add that if a non-profit is involved with community meetings they would most likely find someone who could assist with making the proper contact with this funder. Their presence is very broad across many sectors of health in WV.

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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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Mar 28, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The application process was successful with prior meetings and phone calls with the staff at the Benedum Foundation. We have also found success in the partnerships suggested by the foundation staff. They seem invested in our organization beyond the grant year.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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