Catholic Community Foundation Of Minnesota

Location: Court W Ste 500 2610 Uni Ave W, Minnesota, 55114 MN

EIN: 41-1744184

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9Friendly8Builds relationships8Openminded8Positive leader in the field8Responsive7"Gets" nonprofits and issues7Gives more than money5Insightful5Likes site visits4Culturally sensitive3Risk taker1Difficult to work with

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Catholic Community Foundation Of Minnesota

Oct 18, 2021

Reviewer 8968 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

Contact the Program Officer to ask her about the details of the grant. She will tell you what's realistic to get and if it has a high probability of being funded.

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Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Oct 15, 2021

Reviewer 1458 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

We were invited to apply. The application was very straightforward and clear. They were very intentional to not overburden staff time. They clearly had the applicants in mind when creating the application processes.

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Oct 14, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

CCF is amazing.

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Aug 07, 2018

Reviewer 5163 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Catholic Community Foundation is a wonderful organization to work with. Our school was invited to participate in a marketing grant during the 2017-2018 school year. The grant application took quite a while to complete however it asked very insightful questions that pertain to Marketing. My suggestion is to fully outline your plans with the requested money, and provide a strong reason for your why. Also, make sure you answer all of the questions in their entirety.

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

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Aug 06, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

CCF was wonderful to work with. The staff were helpful, informative and quick to respond to questions. They genuinely seemed to care and take an interest in our organization. The application process was straightforward, easy to complete and didn't require a lot of unnecessary steps or documentation. We had a very positive experience with the whole process and all of the staff we met.

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

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Aug 03, 2018

Reviewer 7208 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Call or email about your proposal to a program officer.

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

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Aug 03, 2018

Reviewer 719 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Catholic Community Foundation grants by invitation only.

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

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Jul 31, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They are a wonderful foundation! This is usually an invitation only process, but once you are in the system they are so responsive to phone calls, emails, or a meeting if necessary for further clarification. They truly care about the organizations they fund and develop deep relationships.

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

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Jul 27, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

You can feel confident about approaching anyone on the Catholic Community Foundation team. They are knowledgeable, and really work to help both their donors meet their goals, and to help community organizations do crucial work for the well being of many.

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

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Jul 27, 2018

Reviewer 1526 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Make a point to call and meet with the staff. They are warm, curious and engaged. When my application wasn't a direct fit with one funding-priority area, they kept the application in mind for other grants and also helped me connect with another foundation. True partners in service.

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

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