Location: 955 University Ave Ste A, Sacramento, 95825 CA
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Reviewer 7385 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017
It is very difficult to reach any one at the Foundation who would be willing to give you any additional information or guidance other than what is on the application. Post denial, it is equally difficult to reach someone. If you are able to schedule a review by phone, the feedback is very generic and mostly consists of statements like "we had many qualified applications" and "try again." They spend much more time wooing funds to the Foundation than helping nonprofits, especially smaller direct service organizations.
Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field, Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Culturally incompetent, Risk averse
Applied and not funded
Accessibility is mainly online. You can get a person on the phone if you call though. The receptionist is nice ...:)
Their stated goals seem to be to reach rural and as many regions as possible, but I'm not certain those goals are fully reflected in the grants.
Stop the condescending attitude to the smaller nonprofits. The Big Day of Giving is aptly marketed as the BigDog, and only the usual Big Dogs get the major funding. The donors with the larger donor funds give to the arts and PBS as always. It's too much hype and marketing for the smaller orgs to compete and certainly not worth all the time and effort taken away from services. Those who make under 50K can't provide audited financials anyway to be included in the Big Day of Giving.
Don't be too optimistic even if you think you fit a grant opportunity perfectly. They don't offer enough grant opportunities anyway, and they are short term.
Sac Reg Community Foundation really does a good job of marketing the Big Day of Giving.