Weitz Family Foundation

Location: 110 N 92nd St, Omaha, 68114 NE

EIN: 47-0834133

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10Culturally sensitive9Positive leader in the field8"Gets" nonprofits and issues7Gives more than money7Openminded6Builds relationships6Risk taker5Insightful5Likes site visits5Responsive4Friendly

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Weitz Family Foundation

Dec 08, 2018

Reviewer 2118 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Go to the the website and be familiar with the mission of the Weitz Family Foundation to make sure that the relationship is mutually beneficial

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Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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Dec 07, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The Weitz Family Foundation is fairly straightforward in what they will fund. If you happen to know one of the officers, you could call and ask if your project fits into their scope. They genuinely want to help nonprofits in Omaha be the best that they can be, and help their intended clients.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Likes site visits, Responsive

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Dec 07, 2018

Reviewer 6784 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

We developed a relationship long before we applied. We invited them to our facility, met our staff, shared our vision and volunteered with activities the foundation was hosting. Everyone came to know each other very well.

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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 06, 2018

Reviewer 1215 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Carefully review the foundation's priorities. The staff is very easy to work with. Arrange a tour. The founders have an interest in social determinants due to a social work background. They are very culturally aware, not racist, not homophobic.

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

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Dec 05, 2018

Reviewer 7163 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The Weitz Foundation is an organization that really knows their grantees, so developing a relationship with members of the board is an important part of the process. I would also look at other work they fund to determine if your work is aligned with their general interests.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Friendly

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Dec 05, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The transparency displayed by this foundation is refreshing and I feel they truly understand and support our mission. It is important to maintain dialogue regarding the work we do that aligns with the foundation's philosophy.

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

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Dec 04, 2018

Reviewer 4186 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

I would suggest that the grant seeker contact the director by phone or email to set up a time to personally outline what they do, what the funds would be used for, other funders, etc. The director is very honest and helpful and give guidance Before writing a grant if it is something they might fund. The director would also make suggestions of other possible donors. This is a very hands-on foundation and appreciated in the community.

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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 03, 2018

Professional in the field

There is a one-time application and they don't fund outside that timeline unless you have a "relationship" with them and can make the case to one of the family members (all super nice but busy)

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

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Dec 03, 2018

Reviewer 8005 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Review the Weitz Family Foundation website or their 990 to get a sense of their philanthropic goals. Do your research and have a well thought out idea before approaching the Weitz foundation.

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

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Dec 03, 2018

Reviewer 6831 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Think about how your request can create progress in the community and be sure that is clearly described in your application.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Openminded

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