Racine Community Foundation Inc

Location: 1135 Warwick Way Ste 200, Racine, 53406 WI

EIN: 51-0188377

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27Responsive23"Gets" nonprofits and issues23Builds relationships23Friendly21Positive leader in the field17Openminded15Insightful13Gives more than money13Likes site visits10Culturally sensitive5Risk taker

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Racine Community Foundation Inc

Dec 27, 2019

Reviewer 3934 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Read through the guidelines and plan ahead. Put the same care and energy into the follow-up report as the grant application if future applications are a possibility.

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Gives more than money, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Dec 26, 2019

Reviewer 4709 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The Racine Community Foundation is very aware of this area's many needs. They require a letter of intent/preliminary application before you are invited to submit a full proposal. While this may be considered "extra work" it allows the requesting organization to "introduce" the issue they are requesting in a shorter format, rather than completing a full application. Being invited to apply is not guarantee that your proposal will be funded. They will also, at times, ask you to request less via the proposal than you did via the pre-application process.

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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 26, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The staff at Racine Community Foundation are great. They are very responsive to our needs when we have any questions or concerns. Love working with them.

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Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Dec 26, 2019

Reviewer 4994 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Align your grant request with well -planned future needs. Since, in some cases, the time between the L of I and the actual application can be long, you must establish what your future needs will be. If your organization has received a grant in the past we believe it is helpful to include All outcomes that have positively impacted our 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 26, 2019

Reviewer 3706 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Since they went to the process of a letter of intent in order to get the opportunity to even submit a grant, I have been turned down. Prior to that my organization received grants regularly. I am at the point of not wanting to waste my time. I understand they can't fund everyone but in looking at who and what they are funding, they tend to give to larger projects and projects with multiple partners. That's not to say they do not give to single organizations sometimes.

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Dec 26, 2019

Reviewer 7911 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The funder is great to work with. Before beginning, be sure to contact the funder and read each instruction carefully so that your responses are 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 24, 2019

Reviewer 6368 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Review their website to see who and what they have funded in the past and see if you're a good fit.

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

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Dec 24, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Know the conditions put on funds available from the foundation and make sure that your funding request matches the mission of the foundation.

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Dec 24, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Review the grant materials in advance, prior to submitting a letter of intent. This is not a grant that can be written at the last minute. Specific questions are asked within the application and should be shared with the nonprofit board to gain a consensus on moving forward with the grant application. In this way, the grant writing experience is worthwhile, strategically focused and productive. The end result is well worth it!

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Positive leader in the field, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Dec 23, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

I would share that the grant process is simple and straight-forward; however, the process is also quite competitive. All applications should be thorough in order to be strongly considered.

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Positive leader in the field

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