Location: 350 Nw 1st Ave Ste A, Grand Rapids, 55744 MN
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Reviewer 802 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015
You really have to consider whether working with this funder will ultimately be worth it for your agency. Their application, reporting requirements, and extra 'requests' can be quite onerous, and as they often do not meet their own deadlines they can be frustrating to work with.
Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field, Difficult to work with, Bureaucratic, Risk averse
Current or former grantee
Funded for lesser amount
The funder will answer calls; however, they typically take considerable time to respond to requests for information or clarification. They may drop or forget requests, if you're not persistent in your contact.
This funder seeks to support and strengthen the nonprofit sector, but they have slowly shifted focus from supporting local nonprofit efforts to a focus on themselves and their operation of new programs- alienating donors and grantees. To court funders of their own, they have worked to assert themselves as experts for their grantees to follow. However, lacking capacity and being significantly smaller and less experienced than most of their grantees, they've burnt their credibility by trying to lead and control independent grantees.
Focus on your core mission of mobilizing community to support the work of others. Be great at a mobilizing support for the work of your grantees and serving their needs, that's who donors are giving too. When grantees are alienated, put off, or put down, they pull their support and that of those they are connected too.
Grantor is typically late with grant payments or obligations.
This funder does a very good job of advertising and one can tell they put in significant effort to ensuring their materials are attractively designed.