Solano Community Foundation

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

EIN: 68-0354961

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17"Gets" nonprofits and issues16Builds relationships16Friendly16Positive leader in the field15Responsive13Gives more than money10Openminded9Insightful9Likes site visits8Culturally sensitive5Risk taker

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Solano Community Foundation

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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Jun 29, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Become the NPP member and get to know the team. They are helpful, professional and really interested in your success!

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

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Jun 27, 2017

Reviewer 398 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Read the grant application instructions carefully and follow them. Be concise in writing your statements. Do not write a book; make everything fit into the box provided.

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

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Jun 27, 2017

Professional in the field

Join their Nonprofit Partnership Program (NPP) program so that they know your organization is serious about building a relationship and not just asking for money.

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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, Responsive

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