Hugh J Andersen Foundation

Location: 342 5th Ave N Ste 200, Bayport, 55003 MN

EIN: 41-6020914

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7Builds relationships7Friendly6Responsive5Positive leader in the field4"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Insightful2Likes site visits2Worth the time to pitch2Reasonable reporting terms1Openminded1Risk taker

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Hugh J Andersen Foundation

Feb 23, 2018

Reviewer 6552 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The Philanthropy Director at Hugh J. Andersen Foundation is extremely helpful, accessible, and straight-forward; you will know, after a quick phone call or email, whether your program is a good fit for the foundation and how much to request.

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

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Feb 09, 2018

Reviewer 9181 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The staff at Hugh J Andersen are accessible and helpful. As a longtime partner, I have found the foundation to be flexible and creative within their guidelines.

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

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Nov 27, 2017

Reviewer 112 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The foundation staff are easy to communicate with and have a sincere interest in the community as a whole. I would suggest calling them before preparing a proposal to get their advice and counsel on options for funding - they will be transparent with you about the foundation's interest in the project.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jul 19, 2017

Reviewer 260 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

It is very important to start early and build a relationship with their grants manager.

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Builds relationships, Responsive

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Jul 18, 2017

Reviewer 515 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The Foundation has a wide-variety of interest areas, but likes projects/programs focused on the east metro. Connect with program officer before applying to ensure fit. They accept MN Common Grant proposal format, but also have their own cover sheet and application checklist/attachments. Submit early - they are in Bayport, MN.

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

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Jul 12, 2017

Reviewer 613 - Grant Applicant

They are very responsive to outreach, and are very supportive.

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Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Jun 20, 2017 1

Reviewer 438 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

The current Philanthropy Director is very accessible. Use the opportunity to talk with the Foundation, but ALWAYS link your idea to the actual geographic service area. (They only fund in St. Paul IF the service is unduplicated in the St. Croix Valley.) Try not to put too much of a stretch on this!

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Friendly, Builds relationships

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2010

the program officer is great to work with, responsive and kind.

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Worth the time to pitch, Reasonable reporting terms, Positive leader in the field

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