Pohlad Family Foundation

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

EIN: 41-1768558

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Top descriptors for this funder

6"Gets" nonprofits and issues6Builds relationships6Responsive5Culturally sensitive5Friendly5Insightful4Gives more than money4Openminded4Positive leader in the field2Likes site visits2Risk taker2Worth the time to pitch

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Pohlad Family Foundation

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.

Jun 16, 2017

Reviewer 593 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Read guidelines online. Easy to speak with program officer.

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

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Response from Pohlad Family Foundation

Oct 06, 2017

Thank you for your feedback - it is a gift. Yes - we encourage reading our guidelines and materials online before seeking support. Our materials can help potential grantees gauge fit and if a formal application should be submitted. A call with a Program Officer can help if you still have questions after reviewing materials.

Jun 15, 2017

Reviewer 222 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The online proposal was clear. I had a few technical glitches with the website. Staff were very responsive and helpful. My sense of the current grant cycle and past funding is that Pohlad has a genuine interest in supporting the community. Their focus areas are clear and straightforward.

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Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Responsive

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Response from Pohlad Family Foundation

Oct 06, 2017

Thank you for your review and feedback on our online grants management system. We have had to work out some kinks in the past - but are definitely available for technical assistance when working through an online application. We will also be looking for ways to streamline applications in 2018 - so stay tuned!

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