Weitz Family Foundation

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

EIN: 47-0834133

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26Culturally sensitive25"Gets" nonprofits and issues25Positive leader in the field22Openminded21Friendly20Builds relationships20Responsive16Gives more than money16Risk taker15Insightful12Likes site visits

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Weitz Family Foundation

Aug 31, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

I am a newbie to foundationland. I didn't know the application process. I didn't even know there *was* an application process.

The WFF Executive Director was approachable and invested. She immediately understood our mission, and even helped me crystallize some things in my head.

I'd recommend trying to meet with someone from the family, if possible, or any of their amazingly available staff.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Aug 27, 2020

Reviewer 4401 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The Weitz Family Foundation offers grant opportunities for organizations that have an established relationship with the Foundation, as well as for new organizations. Members of the Foundation are highly relational and accessible, so don't be timid in reaching out and making a connection.

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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 28, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Have your mission statement, history of your organization, and purpose ready.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, Responsive

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Dec 19, 2019

Reviewer 2340 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Enjoyed the opportunity to meet and speak with the program officer. I appreciate the Foundation has narrowed its focus on causes to support. It's great to know where a funder stands which may or may not align with certain worthy missions. I have zero doubt the Foundation supports the work of our organization. Our conversations will not stop.

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

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Jan 04, 2019

Reviewer 8902 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

I would suggest a thorough read-through of the information provided on their website. They have taken the time to put together a clear and easy to manage site, that will most likely answer all of your questions. Just know that the culture of the individuals involved in this Foundation is one of collaboration. They want you to succeed and will help those unfamiliar with the process to do so.

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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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Jan 04, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Review the goals of the foundation and align your request with their goals.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Dec 31, 2018 1

Reviewer 4694 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Be prepared with what you want from the funder. Have a good idea of the funder's interest by visiting the funders website. Review the websites of the organizations that have been funded. Have a good written summary of what and why with numbers to support it. Be sure that it is something that you are passionate about and have the documentation to support it: impact stories, numbers, etc.

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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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Dec 28, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Funding priorities have changed so I do not have any advice as to how to secure funding at this time. A meeting is always good but no guarantee that you will receive funds.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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Dec 21, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

It's helpful to get to know family members to understand their priorities as a foundation, and how your mission and proposal would fit.

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

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Dec 18, 2018

Reviewer 3727 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

They have been interested in learning about and funding new organizations where they can make a significant impact. You might be less likely to receive funding if you are a large institution that they haven't supported in the past.

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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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