Joffe Charitable Trust

Location: 4th Floor, Invicta House, 108-114 Golden Lane, , EC1Y 0TL

EIN: 400

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80Builds relationships75Friendly69Responsive64Insightful63Openminded62"Gets" nonprofits and issues57Gives more than money57Positive leader in the field48Risk taker22Culturally sensitive9Likes site visits1Culturally incompetent

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Joffe Charitable Trust

Nov 08, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Examine their two primary focus areas carefully to ensure your funding proposal aligns neatly with one or both of them. Make sure your proposal is specific about exactly what you aim to achieve and what the outcomes of your work will be

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Risk taker, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Nov 04, 2020

Reviewer UK180 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

They were lovely to work with--approachable, efficient, and respectful. They were specifically interested in funding important human rights work, which was unpopular, and battled to find funding elsewhere, and we fell into this category. It was a relief to get the funding, and it helped us to grow our programme substantially and make great progress in the work. The staff were a pleasure to work with--interested and committed, but not intrusive or disrespectful. At the end of the grant, we got the most detailed and thoughtful response to our final report from them--quite unique in our experience, and so welcome. The downer was that they would only fund for a maximum of 3 years. We miss them.

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

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Nov 04, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

That they are grant givers who provide not only the funds if they are successful but also advice, support and guidance too.
If a small organisation working in one specific area in the UK then to check whether they would now be suitable compared to when we were first funded.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Nov 03, 2020

Reviewer UK358 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Make sure you understand exactly what the Joffee Charitable Trust funds and keep the proposal simple.

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Gives more than money, Risk taker, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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Nov 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Know what you want their help for, and what difference that will make to your aims, and what difference that will make to the world. If you're too small to change things on your won who will you bring in or ally with to achieve change at scale? Have you got the right people and knowledge?

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Gives more than money, Risk taker, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Nov 03, 2020

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Do the homework on what they fund, and the particular aspect of your work that aligns with other similar work they fund, and the added value. Get to know their other grantees, through networking etc, in advance in order to understand how you can collectively have impact.

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Risk taker, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Nov 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

We had a great opportunity to meet trustees to explain our work directly. We were able to answer queries face to face which I think is hugely beneficial as you aren't relying on a grant officer/manager to pitch for you.

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Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Nov 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The Trust works in a very personalised way so a preliminary conversation is necessary. Over recent years it has funded more activist and campaigning organisations so a 'politically neutral' project will not be successful

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Builds relationships

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Nov 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Very good experience and great engagement. I had others working with me in more direct contact than myself around the funding application so I was mostly one step removed. The process is strengthening the organisations overall focus and direction.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Builds relationships

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Nov 01, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The key to the Joffe Trust process is communication. The relevant contacts are highly accessible and always open to discussion. It is important to really understand the philosophy and aims of the Trust to ensure that any project is a fit and that a proposal communicates that fit as accurately and completely as possible. The Joffe Trust is a unique donor in its desire to act as a 'kickstarter' for new organizations, its willingness to take risks and it's interest in supporting areas of policy that are often hard to fund. It also has an interest in taking facilitative role, beyond funding, if and where appropriate. It is important that this philosophy is respected and that applications are targeted to the type of work that can have greatest impact as a result.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker

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