Location: 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, 92114 CA
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The Jacobs Family Foundation is very poorly run by a CEO who seems out of his depth. He makes promises to the community and then changes what the foundation is allegedly doing about every seven months. The result is that nothing good happens. He has changed his senior leadership at least four times since becoming CEO, and there are rumors of financial impropriety. Save yourself the headache of working with these people.
Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field, Difficult to work with, Culturally incompetent, Bureaucratic, Risk averse
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Funded for amount requested
The CEO actively avoids neighborhood leaders. The people he's supposed to be working with. If you stop by the office after 2 PM, he's never in the office.
Things looked promising for a brief period. Jacobs played a leadership role in San Diego's getting a promise zone designation from the federal government. But then the CEO laid off everyone who might be collaborating in the community on the goals as well as the fundraisers who got the designation by partnering with the City.
You send out endless surveys about what the community wants. Why have you never acted on anything you learned?
Stay away from this outfit.