Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Location: , London,

EIN: 100

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Top descriptors for this funder

4Builds relationships4Insightful4Openminded4Positive leader in the field3Friendly3Responsive2"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Culturally sensitive2Gets nonprofits and issues2Gives more than money1Likes site visits1Risk taker

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Aug 05, 2019

Reviewer UK787 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Really helpful grant advisor staff, with clear guidance.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jul 17, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Read the guidelines very carefully and only apply if you feel your idea truly matches their aims

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Culturally sensitive, Insightful

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Jun 30, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Be clear and open about exactly what you want and any challenges you're facing.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Insightful, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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Response from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Jul 01, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and glad to hear you had a great experience with Grants Plus!

Jun 26, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

I found it really helpful that they track your impact based on outcomes. So, my advice would be to think a lot about what your outcomes will be, and how you can measure them. It sounds simple, but they are more outcomes-focused than other funders, and I found that enabled us to be flexible about how we achieved them. For example, after receiving some funding, we switched our delivery partner & made changes to the project, but the outcomes remained essentially the same & therefore Esmee Fairbairn were supportive and understanding.

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

Response from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Jul 01, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, it's very helpful to understand your perspective on outcomes.

Jun 26, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

If Esmee have the time, definitely go and talk to them. They were brilliant and very useful in guiding what would and would not fit their priorities and explaining the process.

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

Response from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Jul 01, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We don't always have the time to speak to applicants, but it's great to see that a conversation at the 2nd stage is valuable.

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