NextFifty Initiative

Location: 2000 S. Colorado Blvd, Tower 1, Suite 5500, Denver, 80222 CO

EIN: 26-2700185

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17Responsive16Builds relationships15Positive leader in the field13"Gets" nonprofits and issues13Friendly12Openminded11Culturally sensitive10Gives more than money9Insightful6Risk taker1Culturally incompetent

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NextFifty Initiative

Jan 28, 2023

Reviewer 8549 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2023

The funder was very approachable and responsive.

Pros

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

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Jan 30, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! We are happy to hear that your experience with NextFifty Initiative has been positive.

Jan 19, 2023

Reviewer 1961 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

If your organization's mission is aligned with those of NextFifty Initiative's funding priorities, definitely apply for a grant. They are an incredible partner to us, even beyond the funding.

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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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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Jan 19, 2023

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We work hard to be responsive to the needs of grantees, so we're happy to hear your positive feedback! We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to your program officer.

Jan 17, 2023

Grant Applicant - applied in 2023

Next Fifty is a wonderful organization to work with. They are dedicated to their mission, and ensure that the organizations that they fund can be focused on the work they undertake and serving elderly populations. They are progressive in their approach to funding and determined to provide support that betters our community.

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Jan 17, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear that your experience with NextFifty has been positive!

Dec 27, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

I recommend connecting with NextFifty Initiative's great Program Officers to talk through proposal alignment- they are helpful and will give insightful feedback.

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

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Jan 05, 2023

Thank you for this helpful feedback! We are glad to hear that our program officers have been responsive and helpful.

Dec 22, 2022

Reviewer 1771 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

I would send an email followed by a call after researching with current Grantees.

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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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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Jan 05, 2023

Thank you for completing a review and providing this useful feedback. We definitely do encourage people to reach out by email or by scheduling a discovery call with a program officer. We are happy to talk about your program/project, discuss eligibility, and help you craft a successful proposal!

Nov 14, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The NextFiftyInitiative is terrific. They fund short-term projects that involve direct service delivery, as well as support long-term projects that aim to transform how individuals and organizations address the aging population. The staff is supportive, the grant administration is well done. No complaints

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Jan 05, 2023

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We're sorry to see that your grant application required 40 hours of work. Please know that we have been working hard to simplify both the reporting and application processes so that grantees can spend less time on those and more on your funded programs or projects. If you have additional thoughts on how we could reduce the amount of time needed for the grant application process, please email us at info@next50initiative.org or reach out to your program officer. Thank you!

Nov 10, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

Read the website and grant application and review all tools before applying. Email the funder about your project idea and get suggestions and any feedback.

Pros

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

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Nov 10, 2022

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! We're glad to hear your experience with NextFifty Initiative has been positive. We work hard to be responsive and are glad to hear that you've found communication with our team to be quick and helpful.

Oct 17, 2022

Reviewer 4701 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2022

This is our first time working with NextFifty. We have been impressed with the support and training they offer. Over the year We have been with them updated with some of our goals and accomplishments, with short storie sand pictures. And If we had issue or concerned we could bring them up in our training sessions and zoom meetings.

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

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Oct 17, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We are happy to hear your experience with NextFifty has been positive and that you were able to accomplish your goals with your grant.

Sep 15, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2022

NextFifty is an excellent funding partner that communicates well and treats their grantees with dignity. They are among the most forward thinking grantors we work with - they have made changes like shifting to oral reporting and simplifying the grant application process.

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

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

Sep 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that our team has been responsive and that you have appreciated recent changes made to the grant application and reporting processes. Thanks also for your feedback regarding accessing the grantee login from the website. The buttons taking grantees to the portal were disabled when our most recent application process closed. We'll work on ways to make this easier in the future. In the meantime, you will receive an email with a link to access the grantee portal whenever we need updates or other information from you, so please check your email and let us know if you need assistance.

May 17, 2022

Reviewer 1212 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2022

Communicate with this funder often as the website guidelines might not always be up to date. Funder is very responsive and willing to work with the potential grantee to find a workable solution. In the application, be as thorough as possible, include in-depth details, and make sure to quantify all populations that will be impacted by the funding.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from NextFifty Initiative

May 18, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We’re glad to hear that you had a positive experience working with our team. Our intention is to be responsive and support applicants in submitting successful applications. We also hear your concerns about the frequency with which funding opportunities and requirements have changed during the past couple of years! Some of these changes have been made in response to feedback from grantees about what they need. Others have been in response to the work we are doing on updating our longer-term funding strategy. Once we’ve shared and implemented this new strategy, we anticipate less frequent changes to funding opportunities and requirements. Thanks again for letting us know what worked well for you and where we can improve!

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