Pohlad Family Foundation

Location: 60 S 6th St Ste 3900, Minneapolis, 55402 MN

EIN: 41-1768558

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10Responsive9Builds relationships8"Gets" nonprofits and issues7Friendly7Openminded7Positive leader in the field6Culturally sensitive6Insightful5Gives more than money4Likes site visits2Risk taker2Worth the time to pitch

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Pohlad Family Foundation

Jul 26, 2019

Reviewer 4193 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The Pohlad Family Foundation is one of the best foundation's to work with! I would recommend reaching out to one of their program officers to talk through your idea first and get their input. Their feedback is very helpful in the planning stages of the proposal, they are very honest about what they are looking for in a quality proposal.

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

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Nov 27, 2018

Reviewer 3289 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Grant is involved and could be in two parts. The first may be (depending on the grant) is to write an LOI then if you are selected as we were, a full proposal.

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Responsive

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Oct 29, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

This is a great foundation. We were approached at a conference to talk about one of our projects, submitted a proposal and it's been a great relationship. They are flexible and willing to let us design a program that works for our local needs and gaps.

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Oct 02, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Their new grants process is highly competitive. They are committed to their new vision. Make sure your plan fits squarely within their vision.

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

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May 17, 2018

Reviewer 3893 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Search the Pohlad Foundation website for the vast array of research and resources available.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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May 15, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

We are submitting an LOI, and hoping to be invited to apply for the grant. They have been so responsive and helpful, and I appreciate the detailed information provided.

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Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Jan 27, 2018

Reviewer 9879 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Working with the Pohlad Family Foundation has been an amazing and rewarding experience. The director is a visionary leader who really listens. Go in with a clear and concise proposal and know your stuff!

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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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Aug 23, 2017

Reviewer 726 - Did not apply

Executive Director

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Insightful, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Response from Pohlad Family Foundation

Oct 06, 2017

Thank you for taking time to provide feedback - we greatly appreciate it!

Jul 17, 2017

Reviewer 515 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Review the foundation guidelines and try to call/meet with the program officer prior to submitting a request. They are very open to having an initial conversation about organizational fit with their priorities. They are currently going through strategic planning so their priorities may change. Most recently, they have been focusing on youth.

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

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Response from Pohlad Family Foundation

Oct 06, 2017

Yes - we do encourage connecting with Foundation staff to explore potential fit with funding opportunities posted on our website. More information about our new strategic focus will be posted on our website in early 2018.

Jun 21, 2017

Reviewer 834 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

A very responsive funder, but currently wrapping up a planning process that may change the Foundation's priorities. No information about new guidelines likely until late summer 2017.

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Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Response from Pohlad Family Foundation

Oct 06, 2017

Thank you for your review! Yes - we are in a strategic planning process that has gone a bit longer than we initially thought - but we are excited to finalize and share more about our focus in early 2018.

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