Kenneth King Foundation

Location: P.o. Box 6699, Denver, 80206 CO

EIN: 84-1148157

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9Responsive8"Gets" nonprofits and issues8Friendly6Builds relationships6Openminded6Positive leader in the field3Culturally sensitive2Gives more than money2Insightful1Risk taker

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Kenneth King Foundation

Mar 01, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2022

Awesome team. Definitely reach out to them to discuss your application. They are super helpful.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Feb 26, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2022

Kenneth King staff are very responsive to requests to discuss ideas for a proposal before beginning to complete the on-line application.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Kenneth King Foundation

Feb 26, 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate hearing about different ways we can better cultivate ideas together with our partners. We are always open to suggestions for ways to be more approachable, accessible and maybe even streamlined.

Jun 16, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The staff is responsive and can answer questions in advance.

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Culturally sensitive, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Kenneth King Foundation

Feb 23, 2022

Thanks for responding with feedback. We encourage folks to set up a call, email us and/or simply call us to discuss their ideas. Sometimes it takes a few conversations to determine whether there is a mission-aligned mutual match.

Jun 07, 2021

Reviewer 8653 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The staff are very helpful, it's always worthwhile to set up a call with them before applying.

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Response from Kenneth King Foundation

Jun 07, 2021

Thanks for your feedback.

Jun 03, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Do your homework. Be aware of focus areas and plan accordingly. If you're not sure, reach out to Staff.

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Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Response from Kenneth King Foundation

Jun 03, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We encourage all organizations to reach out prior to submitting a proposal, and welcome ongoing dialogue to brainstorm options for achieving the most effective programs.

Jun 02, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Be sure to call the Program Officer prior to applying. She has great advice and can tell you if your organization/application will be a good match and give tips for how to focus your proposal for the strongest presentation.

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"Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Response from Kenneth King Foundation

Jun 02, 2021

thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to us, it's really helpful as we continue to find ways to be more effective. your site visit idea might be more achievable with zoom, as site visits are always a nice way to really understand the program details and challenges beyond what the proposal discusses.

Jun 02, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Absolutely set up a conversation to discuss the project. You can set up a 15-minute conversation online so there's no worry about playing phone tag.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Kenneth King Foundation

Jun 02, 2021

Thanks for the feedback. We would love more feedback on how to make our process smoother, to reduce the time spent on applications, as eight hours seems a large chunk of time. Please feel free to share thoughts. Thank you.

Mar 02, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Definitely refer to your CGA for this grant and meet with a Program Officer before you apply.

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Response from Kenneth King Foundation

Mar 02, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us more about your experience.

Feb 27, 2021

Reviewer 6635 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Before starting the application to the Kenneth King Foundation be sure to have your Colorado Common Grant Application (CGA) template done. Then, you will be able to easily work from the CHA to edit for Kenneth King to comply with their character counts.

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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 Kenneth King Foundation

Mar 01, 2021

Thank you for this comment, you are correct, the application is based on the Colorado Common Grant Application, and based on this input, we'll provide some language on our application that indicates this, in the event it's helpful for others. Thanks again for taking the time to provide input.

Feb 22, 2021

Reviewer 5791 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I liked that I could submit a virtual meeting request to speak with the Funding representive. She was very kind, helpful, and a good listener.

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Responsive

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Response from Kenneth King Foundation

Feb 23, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We will share your comments with our Board, and also our grantmaking application provider, we apologize the site was slow.

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