Location: 524 Post Street, San Francisco, 94102 CA
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Grant Applicant - applied in 2017
It takes quite a lot of work and time to get even a modest amount of funding and then the reporting requirements are absurd. We applied in 2014, heard nothing and so figured we were out of luck. We were encouraged to reapply in 2016, so we did and then waited for a year for a decision. Then we were asked to apply again in 2017 using their new application process, so we did. There were 3 site visits. There were multiple requests for additional information not requested in the application (demographic data which was basically impossible to gather for them). Then, once we got the grant (yay!) it no longer covered the equipment costs (since 4 years had passed). And in addition to the final report, they want monthly reporting:
• Regular monthly submission of High-Res photographs of your organization’s participants—a child’s smile has the greatest impact, that can be published in our materials.
• Any measurable statistics of your organization’s impact on young athletes (ex. “100% of our athletes have graduated from high school,” or “53% of children in the program receive free equipment/sponsorship fees/etc.”)
• Participant success stories—everyone loves a champion. Any athletes of distinction, kids with heart-warming stories, tales of motivation, we want to know about them!
Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Culturally incompetent, Bureaucratic
Current or former grantee
Funded for amount requested
They have been quite responsive when we've had questions.
Their former board president (who admittedly is no longer with the organization) was actually heard to say, about the disabled kids we serve, "well, they will never be leaders!" If supporting kids with disabilities is NOT one of their philanthropic goals, they should be explicit.
Consider the reporting burden you are putting on the organizations you fund. This foundation is the only one I've seen that requires monthly reports. If every foundation asked for monthly reporting, nonprofit staff would spend all our time collecting data and documentation and we wouldn't be able to effectively deliver our programs.
The grants aren't that large and unless you have 4 years to wait to find out if you were funded or not, don't bother.
They fund youth sports programs.