Community Foundation Of The Napa Valley

Location: 3299 Claremont Way Ste 2, Napa, 94558 CA

EIN: 68-0349777

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Top descriptors for this funder

4"Gets" nonprofits and issues4Builds relationships4Friendly4Positive leader in the field4Responsive3Gives more than money3Insightful2Culturally sensitive2Openminded1Culturally incompetent1Difficult to work with1Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues

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Community Foundation Of The Napa Valley

Feb 14, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

It is a good idea to contact their program officers first to confirm you application matches their priority areas. The staff is very responsive and gives good feedback.

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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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Sep 14, 2017

Reviewer 117 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

Foundation staff is very accessible and helpful. They take the time to meet with you and learn about your organization, as well as give updates about the foundation and its priorities and direction.

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

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Aug 09, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

It's hard to get a meeting unless you have in or a favorite.

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Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field, Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with, Culturally incompetent

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Aug 01, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

I recommend reaching out to staff prior to making an ask - the staff are very open and transparent about their giving priorities and structure. They like straight-forward, realistic pitches as well as innovative solutions to community issues. Collaboration, cultural sensitivity and good business practices are also important to demonstrate.

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

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Jul 26, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

NVCF is a true partner in building a stronger community. They make time to meet and share insight on potential opportunities or connections. It is worth your time to meet and discuss how to work together to impact the community.

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

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