NextFifty Initiative

Location: 950 S. Cherry St. Suite 510, Denver, 80246 CO

EIN: 26-2700185

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6Responsive5Builds relationships5Culturally sensitive5Friendly4"Gets" nonprofits and issues4Openminded4Positive leader in the field3Insightful2Gives more than money2Risk taker

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NextFifty Initiative

Oct 15, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Their application is very straightforward and the timeline from aapplication to award to receipt of payment was quick and communication throughout the project was responsive and helpful.

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Culturally sensitive, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Oct 15, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We're very pleased to hear you felt the application was straightforward and processing was quick.

Oct 08, 2020

Reviewer 8977 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

It is advisable to speak to the program officers and learn as much as you can about the grant for which you are seeking funding. Make sure it aligns with funding priorities. My experience has been that the program officers are accessible, knowledgeable and genuinely want to help current and potential grantees. They can steer you in the right directions to enable you to make the best use of your time and efforts.

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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, Responsive

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Oct 13, 2020

Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We are glad you found us to be accessible, as this is one of our priorities. We recognize that limited resources are available to support aging issues from philanthropy and we take seriously our role in supporting nonprofits focused on improving the lives of older adults. Furthermore, we appreciate you letting us know of the value of general operating grants for organizations like yours.

Sep 01, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Have a conversation- they are easy to talk to and open to hear from you.

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

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Sep 02, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We’re happy to hear you found conversations with us to be easy; we are committed to being open and available so please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about additional funding opportunities. Thank you also for letting us know of the importance of funding ongoing programming.

Aug 31, 2020

Reviewer 3573 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

NFI is among the funders more focused on metrics and data tracking, so we advise you to keep detailed records of your work. Because we maintained this tracking during the project, reporting was a breeze and this first grant from NFI has been a great experience. We hope to foster a long relationship.

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Positive leader in the field, Responsive

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Aug 31, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to keep detailed records and sharing this information with us. Our hope is that this information is also helpful for you in informing your future work. We are pleased you found us to be responsive. Going forward don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@next50initiative.org if you have any questions about funding opportunities or would like to speak with a program officer.

Aug 25, 2020

Reviewer 8626 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Our grant contact was very professional and open to changes, input. We enjoyed the personalized relationship and found our contact easy to reach out to.

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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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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Aug 26, 2020

Thank you for providing us with this feedback. We recognize the importance of increasing our understanding of what is happening across the state, not just in metro areas. We will continue to invest time and resources in visiting rural areas, in-person when possible or virtually. Thank you for sharing with us how important this is to you.

Aug 19, 2020

Reviewer 4511 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

They were very easy to reach, talk with and we had a friendly report. I was encouraged by the ease of reporting and even when the budget sheet they used seemed onerous they worked with us to make it easy.

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Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Aug 19, 2020

Thank you for leaving feedback. We try to be open and clear about existing funding opportunities through our website, newsletter, and emails. We’ll continue to work towards getting better at making other opportunities known. We hope you will visit our website to learn about our current funding opportunities and if you have any questions, or would like to have a discussion, please reach out to us at info@next50initiative.org.

Aug 19, 2020

Reviewer 5366 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

If you are intending to make a larger ask, be sure to talk with a program officer first. My beginning conversations were insightful for the funder's priorities and also helped me to know where to head with the application.

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Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Aug 19, 2020

Thank you for providing us feedback. It is our desire to be accessible and helpful, so we are happy to hear your discussion with one of our program officers was insightful. The idea of hosting more regional meetings is something we have discussed and we will continue to do so, as we want to continue to learn about how organizations are working together and to facilitate connections.

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