Charles K Blandin Foundation

Location: 100 N Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, 55744 MN

EIN: 41-6038619

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12Gives more than money12Builds relationships11Responsive11Culturally sensitive11Positive leader in the field10Friendly9"Gets" nonprofits and issues8Openminded7Insightful6Likes site visits5Worth the time to pitch4Risk taker

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Charles K Blandin Foundation

Aug 21, 2017 2

Reviewer 843 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

Incredibly helpful, honest desire to learn about your work and find ways to assist beyond just the grant dollars (as long as there is a strong fit with their mission/strategy). DEFINITELY have a phone call or meeting first before sending in a proposal or inquiry. Staff are very accessible compared to many other foundations and will help answer questions to save you time and effort.

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Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Jun 29, 2017 1

Reviewer 217 - Grant Applicant - applied before 2014

Check website for grant categories, deadlines, areas that they fund.

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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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Jun 15, 2016 2

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

They are the best funder I've worked with and they make significant multi-year grants; however, they can get stuck funding programs they've always funded that don't really show results.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Builds relationships

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Jun 15, 2016 1

Partner or work closely with this funder

Do it.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Positive leader in the field

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Jun 15, 2016 1

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I learned a lot from them

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Reasonable reporting terms, Culturally sensitive

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Jun 15, 2016 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

call and talk to them before applying.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Builds relationships

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Jun 15, 2016 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2010

they are great to work with and very supportive.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Positive leader in the field

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