The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

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Location: 888 West 6th St 7th Floor, Los Angeles, 90017 CA

EIN: 95-6085895

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2Friendly2Positive leader in the field2Responsive1Culturally incompetent1"Gets" nonprofits and issues1Builds relationships1Culturally sensitive1Insightful1Openminded

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Feb 20, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

I got the feeling that they wanted to be seen as part of a funding group so they gave us a small grant as a way of staying in with the big funders in that group.



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Feb 10, 2018

Reviewer 7613 - Professional in the field

I have not approached the Ralph M Parsons Foundation for a conference so I do not have any direct contacts with the foundation.


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

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Aug 25, 2017

Reviewer 889 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

They are very upfront in their guidelines, and the President and CEO answers the phone when you call. Take advantage of that. Even though they list the organizations, they have funded, on their web site, there are a few outliers that might indicate that your organization is a good fit, when it isn't.


Positive leader in the field, Responsive

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Jul 07, 2017

Reviewer 915 - Grant Applicant

I would not approach this foundation if you work in the disabilities arena. I am not sure why at some point, not recently, this foundation actually mentioned in their website that they did fund this area. I thought as discriminatory --my opinion

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May 02, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

A lot seems to depend on whether other foundations have funded you for the same thing. They don't want to be the first to fund stuff.


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