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Location: 2300 Main Street, Suite 304, Kansas City, 64108 MO
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HFF used to be a great a great funder to work with. The transition of new leadership has been really rocky. Be aware that basic things like signing contracts and sending payments on time has become an ongoing challenge
Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field, Difficult to work with, Risk averse
Current or former grantee
Funded for lesser amount
Accessibility really decreased during the pandemic. Program officers used to be trusted partners that would help us with strategic direction and program development. They have become much harder to get time with, and much more reserved in their communication and advise. New leadership seems to have left them cautious and quiet.
They say they want to focus on policy and upstream solutions, but they continue to fund a lot of downstream, direct service programs. They do not practice what they preach.
Less navel-gazing and introspection. More action. Make decisions faster. Open back up and bring us in to be part of your process.
Proceed with caution. They are making big changes, but are struggling to communicate the details and provide clear expectations. In the mean, the basics of payments, contracts, and decision-making have suffered.
They used to have many, many strengths. But all of those have been weakened through their leadership transition and a long, opaque planning process that has been high on anxiety and low on details.