United Way Of Washtenaw County

Location: 2305 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, 48104 MI

EIN: 38-1951024

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8"Gets" nonprofits and issues7Responsive6Builds relationships6Positive leader in the field5Culturally sensitive5Friendly5Gives more than money3Insightful3Openminded2Likes site visits1Risk taker

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United Way Of Washtenaw County

Aug 19, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I found it a bit tough to get concrete answers from them about how to improve the strength of our application and have a better chance of being funded. However, I appreciate their commitment to equity in the County and think they do a good job of selecting a variety of projects to fund. Recently, they've started to require a DEI assessment, which can be a bit time-consuming, but every organization should have one at this point.

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

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Apr 01, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Schedule a meeting as early as you can in the process, so that you can follow up. Allow plenty of time for the online application, as it can take awhile to complete.

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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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Dec 22, 2020

Reviewer 3288 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

That they are a trusted and dedicated to assisting people of color.

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Responsive

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Dec 22, 2020

Reviewer 6058 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

United Way of Washtenaw County staff were very helpful about RFP guidelines and reporting requirements.

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

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Sep 29, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Make sure that ideas align with funders' priorities

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Aug 22, 2019

Reviewer 2947 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Definitely talk to staff before applying--they are very approachable. In particular, we appreciate their commitment to equity.

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

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Aug 05, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The staff at United Way of Washtenaw County are passionate about their community and show a true devotion to making progress there. They are approachable and helpful with questions you have regarding the application process and wonderful at maintaining communication after the grant has been submitted. It's a true partnership.

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Aug 01, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

I would reach out to staff there first to have a conversation with them about their funding priorities.

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

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Jul 31, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Call with ideas for projects and get feedback before you apply.

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

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Jul 31, 2019

Reviewer 9405 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Fill it out. The Opportunity Grant is non-intimidating and easy to complete. If unsure of the best fit, reach out to a staff member before applying. They are very accessible.

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

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