Fund For Nonviolence

Location: 303 Potrero St Ste 54, Santa Cruz, 95060 CA

EIN: 77-0457185

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4Friendly4Insightful4Responsive3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Builds relationships3Culturally sensitive3Openminded3Positive leader in the field2Gives more than money2Risk taker1Likes site visits

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Fund For Nonviolence

Jul 14, 2019

Reviewer 3888 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The grant manager is really smart and asks substantive follow up questions. I often find online portals difficult to navigate and theirs was no different. The renewal process mixed with the new application felt confusing and repetitive, but also totally fine. Top-notch organization that seems educated and involved in the issues they fund.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Mar 27, 2018

Reviewer 8479 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

I am not familiar with the process of approaching FNV directly, but rather they participate in a funders' collective that reviews subject-matter related proposals along with other foundations and they make strategic decisions as a group. However, I suspect that they would be very responsive and candid with anyone who wanted to reach out to them about their process, capacity, and interests. I would recommend email contact and being clear and detailed in your message.

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Risk taker, Insightful, Friendly, Responsive

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Nov 15, 2017

Reviewer 839 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Fund for Nonviolence is committed to supporting good work and making the grant writing process streamlined. We have a demonstrated history of hard won, yet successful work and have developed a really positive working relationship with them. I think a personal conversations of work being done seems to be highly valued by their staff.

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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 13, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

This funder values grassroots work, as well as transparency and honesty. They'd rather know the truth about your challenges than see a shiny dog and pony show. They also give budgets a close read, so make sure you're able to answer detailed questions about what you need, what you have, and how resources are being spent.

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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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