We Raise Foundation

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

EIN: 84-0404924

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6Builds relationships6Friendly5Culturally sensitive5Insightful5Positive leader in the field5Responsive4Gives more than money4Openminded3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Risk taker2Likes site visits

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We Raise Foundation

Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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