The Ahmanson Foundation

Location: 9215 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 90210 CA

EIN: 95-6089998

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4Likes site visits4Positive leader in the field4Responsive4Friendly3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Builds relationships2Openminded2Worth the time to pitch2Reasonable reporting terms1Gives more than money

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The Ahmanson Foundation

Oct 17, 2017

Reviewer 121 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Looking to fund capital requests

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Positive leader in the field, Builds relationships, Likes site visits

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Aug 28, 2017

Reviewer 272 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Call before applying. The Program Officers are very receptive to calls and will let you know whether your project is a priority for the foundation

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jul 18, 2017 1

Reviewer 662 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They are pretty straightforward. We had hoped they'd fund the amount requested, but we know they get lot of requests. They also do capital campaigns, which is nice. to know. They have put their names on things, but that isn't a requirement.

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

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Jul 08, 2017

Reviewer 459 - Grant Applicant

Love the fact that the Ahmanson Foundation is very approachable -- you can call them at any stage in the application process or with any type of question and someone on their program staff will be there to help you. Also love that this Foundation truly understands the needs of nonprofits and is willing to fund the things other foundations won't touch (new restrooms, technology upgrades, etc.) -- they aren't out for fame and visibility -- just want to help us as organizations grow stronger.

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Positive leader in the field, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jun 30, 2017

Reviewer 889 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Be forthright regarding your needs and the impact it will have on the organization. They fund capital projects, but the impact needs to be more than just the project.

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2013

The process was open and we were able to work directly with a program officer. Everyone there was nice.

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Worth the time to pitch, Reasonable reporting terms, Friendly

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

Just be honest. They are supportive and understand the realities of nonprofits. They prefer capital.

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Worth the time to pitch, Reasonable reporting terms, Friendly

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