Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Foundation

Location: Po Box 64560, St Paul, 55164 MN

EIN: 36-3525653

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5Culturally sensitive5Responsive4"Gets" nonprofits and issues4Builds relationships4Friendly3Gives more than money3Insightful2Openminded2Positive leader in the field1Likes site visits1Risk taker

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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Foundation

Jan 11, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

This foundation is very forward-thinking in their approach and focus areas. They are intentional about removing the power dynamics with their grantees and seek to build a genuine, supportive, equitable relationship based on sharing of mutual resources toward a common goal. As a grantee, you feel you are a true "partner" with them in the work together.

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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 Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Foundation

Jan 11, 2018

Thank you for your comment! We appreciate you sharing your experience with our grantmaking process.

Sep 15, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Read the guidance in order to clearly articulate your questions before calling.

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

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Response from Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Foundation

Sep 15, 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to share your comment.

Sep 13, 2017

Reviewer 438 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

A fairly straightforward application. There are program officers available to speak with you and help along the way. They are narrower than some in their scope, but in a way that's helpful: you know what they're looking for.

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Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, Responsive

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Response from Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Foundation

Sep 15, 2017

Thank you. We appreciate your comment!

Jul 22, 2017

Did not apply

If you want to learn about their approach and process, attend their meetings. Also call them with follow up questions. Their staff were very friendly and accessible.

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

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Response from Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Foundation

Jul 25, 2017

Thank you for your comment!

Jul 18, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Great staff to work with! They provide support when requested. I love the fact that grant applications can be innovative and creative.

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Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Response from Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Foundation

Jul 20, 2017

Thank you. We appreciate your comment!

Jul 05, 2017

Reviewer 741 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

Their guidelines are very accurate to what they're looking for. They often host meetings when they release an RFP, and are really available for questions and conversations as a part of those meetings. I recommend calling before you write an application to get a sense of if your project is a fit.

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Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Response from Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Minnesota Foundation

Jul 20, 2017

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