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Location: 2995 Woodside Rd Ste 400, Woodside, 94062 CA
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Grant Applicant - applied in 2020
I think VCF is unclear on what they want and have changed their impact measures multiple times over the last few years. They set arbitrary requirements for reporting, for having monthly calls, for having data reported to them. I think its unclear what they want and how to access them.
Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with, Culturally incompetent, Risk averse
Current or former grantee
I think they don't respect their grantees, I don't think they know how to work collaboratively with their grantees- rather they make grantees jump through hoops and then change the goal posts.
Respect the size of the teams you are working with and the asks you are asking. Be more transparent. Don't ask for data analysis and then redo the data analysis - its as if you don't trust your grantee. If you are unclear if reinvestment is possible be upfront, don't make grantees go through hoops of pulling all sorts of extra data, report on all sorts of extra metrics and commit to regular calls unless you can be clear about your objective.
I think they think they also collaborate with other funders, but what we hear from other funders is they don't collaborate well and they think more highly of themselves than other funders.
Funded, then not funded, then told maybe would be funded in the future- timeline unknown
Initially they were flexible, adaptable and gathered leaders of grantees which was incredibly beneficial.