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 03, 2020

Did not apply

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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Oct 31, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

They like to see a strong strategic approach, and have clear areas where they fund. A focus on impact is essential.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Oct 30, 2020

Did not apply

Joffe Trust is very approachable and responsive

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

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Oct 29, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Joffe is flexible and easy funder who go beyond the usual funding relationship. Alex is great at engaging on the substance and he feels like part of the team. In fact, being a Joffe grantee feels like being part of a family.

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

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Oct 29, 2020

Did not apply

They are interested in tackling root causes and challenging power structures.

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Oct 29, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

I would advise to get in touch with the Trust for a preliminary discussion. In our case, it helped a lot structuring well a proposal that would be meaningful for both sides.

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Risk taker, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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