Collins Foundation

Location: 1618 Sw First Avenue Suite 505, Portland, 97201 OR

EIN: 93-6021893

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3"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Builds relationships2Culturally sensitive2Friendly2Insightful2Likes site visits2Positive leader in the field2Responsive1Openminded

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Collins Foundation

Feb 22, 2019

Reviewer 9646 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

We had a positive experience with the Collins Foundation. The online grant process was straightforward. We submitted a five page application and budget. A knowledgeable volunteer came for a site visit.

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Insightful, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Oct 24, 2017

Reviewer 1017 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

I've been writing proposals in Portland for some 20 years for organizations with annual budgets ranging from $250,000 to $20+ million. Collins is one of the handful of foundations in Oregon capable of making multi-year, six-figure grants--for myriad causes, too (as well as myriad categories from capital campaigns to capacity building to operations). I would advise a phone call to the Executive Director (who has always been accessible, even if for a brief chat, in my experience) to at least give a head's up that you're submitting a proposal if it's multi-year and/or greater than say $50,000. As always, please ensure that you've read their posted areas of interest (and more importantly, their areas of disinterest) before contacting.

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

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Aug 28, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

It's definitely best to have a phone call before applying, even if you've been funded by them before. Luckily they make it easy. They will fund you "cold," but you'll build a better relationship and have better success if you reach out first.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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