The California Endowment

Location: 1000 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, 90012 CA

EIN: 95-4523232

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9Culturally sensitive8Positive leader in the field4Difficult to work with4Insightful4Risk taker4Worth the time to pitch3Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Friendly3Openminded3Responsive3Builds relationships

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The California Endowment

Jun 15, 2016 3

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They're such a big kahuna that you kind of have to apply. However, they throw their weight around and refuse to fully compensate grantees for shared costs and administrative overhead. On top of that, their budget and reporting templates are painfully time consuming and expensive to administer because they require extremely detailed info on every line item they fund. So drag of not covering full costs while actually driving up those costs. Enjoy!

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Multiyear funding, Builds relationships


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Narrow guidelines

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Jun 15, 2016 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

Given the potential for a large grant in the future, it's well worth the effort. But it took over a year of cultivating during 4-5 calls, 2 meetings, and a some (not excessive) paperwork to finally get a 'small' ($25,000) grant.

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Worth the time to pitch, Reasonable reporting terms


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Bureaucratic

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