Minneapolis Foundation

Location: 80 South Eight Street, Minneapolis, 55402 MN

EIN: 41-6029402

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5Responsive5Builds relationships4"Gets" nonprofits and issues4Friendly4Worth the time to pitch3Positive leader in the field3Culturally sensitive2Insightful2Openminded1Likes site visits1Not worth the time to pitch1Funding received later than promised

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Minneapolis Foundation

Jun 15, 2016 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

If you are aren't doing EXACTLY what is prescribed don't apply


Not worth the time to pitch

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Response from Minneapolis Foundation

Dec 27, 2017

Thank you for this response. The Minneapolis Foundation's Strategic Framework and Grant Guidelines are intended to be specific. The Fundable Activities and Key Results indicate where investments will be made. If there are questions about how well your organization, program, or idea aligns with three focus areas, please contact a Director of Impact Strategy before applying.

Jun 15, 2016 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2013

The guidelines are hard to understand, but staff is available and helpful. Call them before you try to apply and explain your project--in terms of their priorities. They are a key funder and if you have them on board you are in a better position to request other funds.


Worth the time to pitch, Reasonable reporting terms, Builds relationships

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Response from Minneapolis Foundation

Dec 27, 2017

Thank you for this feedback. We are reviewing our guidelines to help clarify our overall intent and our continued funding priorities through 2020. The Directors of Impact Strategy remain available for conversations regarding the guidelines in advance of application. We also encourage signing for any updates or community information meetings on the grant cycle at http://www.minneapolisfoundation.org/grants/overview/.

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