Solano Community Foundation

Location: 744 Empire Street No 240, Fairfield, 94533 CA

EIN: 68-0354961

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13"Gets" nonprofits and issues12Builds relationships12Friendly12Positive leader in the field10Gives more than money10Responsive7Insightful7Likes site visits7Openminded6Culturally sensitive3Risk taker

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Solano Community Foundation

Feb 25, 2018

Reviewer 5439 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The process for applying for funding through this foundation is fairly simple. Make sure you meet the qualifications, completely fill out the application, and cross your fingers! If selected, make sure you fill out and submit the post-grantee paperwork so that you may have the opportunity to apply in the future.

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Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jan 11, 2018

Reviewer 3755 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

If you're not approved the first time - try again. Also be willing to talk with someone and ask what you can do differently next time to earn approval. They are honest and helpful.

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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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Nov 28, 2017

Reviewer 3947 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

It is best to type your responses to the application questions in a word document because the boxes on the form do not expand. Type concise responses to questions. This will make it easier to copy and past your answers onto the application form. If you require additional space, I would suggest attaching a separate Appendix. They are truly committed to serving the community, supporting nonprofits and making a difference. The entire application form is only 3 pages. Go for it!

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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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Nov 21, 2017

Reviewer 947 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They approached me last year and this year

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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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Response from Solano Community Foundation

Nov 21, 2017

Thank you we are grateful for your partnership with the Foundation. Together, we truly are making positive changes in the lives of Solano County residents.

Nov 15, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

I would talk to them first so they can explain all their funding and were to look on their website for information. This is a great source for funding and the process is easy.

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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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Response from Solano Community Foundation

Nov 21, 2017

Thank you we are grateful for your partnership with the Foundation. Together, we truly are making positive changes in the lives of Solano County residents.

Sep 13, 2017

Reviewer 678 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

I found this grant to be a thoughtful and straightforward process. Read through the grant requirements carefully and spend a couple days thinking through your ideas.

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

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Aug 04, 2017

Reviewer 225 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

I would tell them that they don't have to worry about anything, that the staff would do anything they can to help them. I would also tell them to make sure they take advantage of the courses that are being offered. That way they would know exactly what this funder is looking for.

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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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Aug 02, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Have clearly defined outcomes and state your case with examples of how the grant will impact the demographic you wish to address. Offer statistics or narratives of proven success that show your grant is realistic and will have impact.

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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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Jul 31, 2017

Reviewer 343 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

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

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Jul 26, 2017

Reviewer 365 - Professional in the field

Start with the SCF website (www.solanocf.org) - you can find pretty much everything you need to know there. You can also call their offices directly - the phone is staffed 5 days week by very knowledgeable and friendly professionals.

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

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