Location: 101 Fifth Street East, St Paul, 55101 MN
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They mean well, but they don't really fund nonprofits for their work or mission they fund their own status and you need to align with them in a way that will raise their stature. However, their work with Native communities has much to be applauded for.
Narrow guidelines, Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field
Grant Applicant - applied in 2013
Their vision, goals and intentions are very commendable. However, their grantmaking process over the past few years seems extravagant and pulls many organizations (that are already strapped for time/resources) into the trap of spending a ton of energy applying for something they'll never get. The funder's RFPs usually allow little turnaround time and call for projects that are transformational in nature, making it difficult to corral the resources and staff needed to conceive of a huge innovation that could actually be executed if funded. The mobilization of lots of resources and staff, usually for no return, results in staff members falling behind on the real work they need to do to achieve their organization's mission.
Worth the time to pitch, Multiyear funding, Positive leader in the field
Applied for funding
Not so much
Not so much
$250,001 - $1 million