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Location: 44 West 28th St, New York, 10001 NY
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Reviewer 5029 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015
Speak to a staff person first about how your goals fit with theirs, and also what kind of amount would be appropriate.
Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues
Current or former grantee
Funded for amount requested
Staff members are generally happy to talk about the foundation and its goals. They have moved to an open call system this year, rather than the previous 'don't call us, we call you' policy.
They are very strategic in their Grantmaking and their specific focus on LGBTI rights and Great Apes really makes a difference in those two generally greatly underfunded subject areas.
Assume that grantees are not telling you everything they dislike about your grantmaking or their relationship with their program officer. Find ways to receive critical feedback anyway. Employ trans and intersex people, especially for positions that make decisions about funding those communities. It doesn't look very good when one of the biggest grant makers in the field does not have several trans or intersex people in decision-making staff positions.
Good relationship with existing grantees.