Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of North Carolina Foundation

Location: Po Box 2291, Durham, 27702 NC

EIN: 56-2226009

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2Builds relationships2Gives more than money1Culturally sensitive1Positive leader in the field1Responsive1Risk taker

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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of North Carolina Foundation

Jul 17, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

It was helpful to have a colleague with existing relationship with the program officer who was willing to introduce us and our project. After that, we got honest and helpful feedback about our proposal prior to submitting our application.

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Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Builds relationships

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Aug 30, 2017

Reviewer 732 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They are very specific about what they fund with each RFA. Don't bother trying to shoehorn your project into something where it doesn't fit. That said, if your org and program are a match, they are very willing to work with you. Once funded, expect a tidy webinar about 'how to work with these funds' and the reporting expectations -- which are completely reasonable and not scary at all. They like to do a check up front - which is my preferred method! Then you just report how it went.

The most admirable part of this org is that the grant managers are PRESENT in the fields and communities that they fund. They talk, they listen, they care whether or not you are successful. And they are truly just as interested if you fail -- did you need more money? more time? more support? They are constantly trying to improve.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Builds relationships, Responsive

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