Location: 1234 Market St Ste 1800, Philadelphia, 19107 PA
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Reviewer 7538 - Professional in the field
I never advise organizations to apply to the Foundation. The application process is long and tedious and not worth the effort. That is unless you have a connection to a board member or the President.
Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field, Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with, Culturally incompetent, Bureaucratic
Professional in the field
The foundation is primarily focussed on donors and not the community. Also, you must demonstrate a high level of efficiency and effectiveness to get support. Kind of like scholarships that only go to straight A students.
Walk the walk. Demonstrate that you genuinely care about the entire community. Open yourselves up to collaboration and partnerships. Stop perpetuating the "Us vs. Them" dynamic. Share some of your power with those that you are "helping"
Touting it's fundraising successes Distancing itself from smaller orgs doing challenging work Practicing inequity & exclusion Facilitating the Nonprofit Hunger Games
Grant Applicant - applied in 2015
This foundation is very open to dialogue. It's a good idea to meet with them before you submit a proposal, and once they bring you on as a grantee, they can be a real resource to you. They truly understand positive youth development, and want to see a real commitment to supporting youth leaders within their Fund for Children grantees.
Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, Responsive
Current or former grantee
Funded for amount requested
I think they're extremely committed not just to supporting the work of youth development through their funding, but also in helping their grantees make connections with each other and develop best practices. They're professional development opportunities are also very useful and excellent most of the time.
Keep on working on developing a solid network of youth development organizations in Philly.
They listen well, and find ways to be truly helpful.