We Raise Foundation

Location: One Pierce Pl, Ste. 250e, Itasca, 60143 IL

EIN: 84-0404924

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8Builds relationships8Friendly8Responsive7Gives more than money5Culturally sensitive5Insightful5Openminded5Positive leader in the field4"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Likes site visits3Risk taker

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We Raise Foundation

Oct 28, 2019 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Representatives at We Raise are very willing listeners, eager to better understand and accommodate the perspectives and concerns of grantees.

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Gives more than money, Openminded, Responsive

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Oct 25, 2019 1

Reviewer 5115 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Since this grant funds young leaders, be prepared to have the person running your program answer questions about him/herself.

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Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Oct 21, 2019 1

Reviewer 4085 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

We Raise is a fantastic foundation who desires to get to know the organizations they award grants to thoroughly. It is helpful to speak with them on the phone and, if possible, have the opportunity to meet with them.

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Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Apr 02, 2019 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

WeRaise is doing a great job of developing leaders of new innovative non-profits. They go above and beyond simply funding, but they invest in the people who are running and developing the non-profit. They've been excellent to work with and truly want to see you succeed.

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Apr 02, 2019 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

This funder is relationship-based, meaning they are very involved with their grantees, care deeply about funding projects that will make a difference in local communities, and want to have a sense of the heart and story behind your program. If you are able to schedule a pre-application call, by all means do so.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, Openminded

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Mar 28, 2019 1

Reviewer 5809 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

We Raise is great for new ideas within the community. If you are looking to start a new ministry or expand a current one to offer more outreach, We Raise would be a great fit! Everyone I have ever dealt with at We Raise has been kind, professional, and truly happy to help. I had a grant from them several years back and they still remember my name and my work. Beyond funding, they also offer a variety of resources, conferences, and webinars. I truly cannot recommend We Raise enough! They were a vital part in our ministry's success in our early stages.

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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, Responsive

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Mar 28, 2019 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

This funder thinks outside of the box and rewards innovative programs without necessarily staying in inflexible funding parameters.

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Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Mar 28, 2019 1

Reviewer 2876 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The criteria to meet to receive funding is easy to understand and pretty straightforward. You should write a grant proposal that is meaningful and embodies the message that We Raise wants to send out into the different communities we live in.

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

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Mar 27, 2019 1

Reviewer 1490 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

We Raise Foundation is an amazing organization. I highly recommend any non-profit contact them if it meets the core mission of the Foundation. The Staff (especially the Director of Programs) were incredibly accessible and helpful throughout the application process. The Foundation has been a valued Partner throughout the entire grant process!

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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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Mar 27, 2019 1

Reviewer 9385 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

I would recommend calling and speaking with the program officer. They are a very helpful funder and are always sending opportunities for other funding and trainings.

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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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