Location: 2444 Wilshire Blvd Ste 600, Santa Monica, 90403 CA
Types of Grants Awarded:
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Amount of Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits:
Grant Applicant - applied in 2017
If you are a small nonprofit that has less than $800k in assets/revenue, then I would advise not spending any time applying for the Halo Award grant. After twice being passed over, we reviewed two years worth of cohorts (2016/2017) and found that each one they chose were almost $1mm in funding/assets, and more were over than just under.
However, what made this even more frustrating was that the foundation sent out a demographic list of all those who applied, and found that the majority were under $1mm.
None of the 12% which had operating budgets of lower than $150k were awarded anything for 2017. This is clearly an indication that those who have money -> will get more money. Those who struggle...well, it continues. They sent on their demographic list $150k and under, $150-1mm, and 1mm and over. I wonder how many of the 42% between $150k-1mm were under $500k?
Save your time if you have less, they won't award you anyway.
Applied and not funded
I have no idea if they're successful. I don't have the time for continuous research if they aren't going to fund us.
I'm interested in seeing how many $1mm and over had 200+ volunteers, and I'm interested in see how many of the cohorts chosen had 200+ volunteers. If you're going to make choices for cohorts which are basically the same across the board, then you should add them into your requirements so people don't waste their time. Nonprofits are already underfunded, understaffed, and overworked, and we need transparency - not hope with a six month wait for a rejection.