Telligen Community Initiative

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Location: 1776 West Lakes Parkway, West Des Moines, 50266 IA

EIN: 20-2017785

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Top descriptors for this funder

3Difficult to work with1Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues1"Gets" nonprofits and issues1Builds relationships1Friendly1Gives more than money1Insightful1Openminded1Positive leader in the field1Responsive1Risk taker

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Telligen Community Initiative

Aug 28, 2019

Reviewer 2728 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

It's best to have a discussion before proposal development.


Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with

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Jul 01, 2019

Reviewer 6099 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The process is clear and easy to understand. Feedback is excellent. We have been frustrated by receiving excellent comments, suggestions and encouragement -- only to not get the funding. My advice would be to not assume the encouragement and positive feedback will result in funding.

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Feb 08, 2019 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

In Telligen's RFP, they strongly encourage you to contact their staff to discuss your application. My team has tried to do this through both email and phone and never get a response. They seem to pride themselves on communication, but, in our experience, they're not communicative at all.


Difficult to work with

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Feb 01, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

There is a lot of competition for Telligen grants. You have to decide for your organization if it is worth investing the time into the application process when your chances of success may be less than 25%.

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Nov 26, 2018

Professional in the field

Take advantage of Telligen's offer to talk through your proposal and what they are looking for in applicants. Very responsive, great communication, highly competitive process.


Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Jun 27, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Everything in the RFP encourages you to reach out to the Program Officer prior to applying. Despite multiple emails and phone calls, we never heard back from the Program Officer. After we weren't funded, we again reached out, in hopes of getting some feedback (as the RFP encouraged) and never received a response.


Difficult to work with

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Feb 20, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Reach out to the Executive Director for advice and counsel. He is very responsive.


Insightful, Openminded

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