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Location: 17715 Melrose Rd, Glencoe, 63038 MO
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Grant Applicant - applied in 2018
This is a women's giving group who are passionate about their organization and work in the community. However, I feel that the grant process is a bit of a dog and pony show. Finalists have a site visit, which was great, but then have to attend an evening annual board meeting where you have 10 minutes to plead your case. While we were funded, they did not follow the stated guidelines for reporting and called for reports with just a few days notice. We were invited to their Holiday Party to update again and discovered that our organization and another grantee were the 'main event' and had to wait until 8 pm (after their cocktails, food, and conversation) to present. On a Monday night, in December. Then we were informed that our program must be completely sustainable by the end of the project and we could not ask for funding for the same project again. We scoured their website and all correspondence connected with the grant and found no evidence of this. Also not clear was grant payment. The website said it was a two-year grant. In reality, it is one grant paid over two years.
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Funded for amount requested
Our contact was very accessible. But communication of facts was not.
I applaud their commitment to one neighborhood in order to really make a difference. I completely understand their intent to have projects become sustainable so that they may eventually be able to move on to another neighborhood - it is just not very clearly communicated.
Please be aware that there are several hidden requirements before embarking on this grant. The whole process felt a little off. In the end, we didn't feel like the effort matched the funding.
I wouldn't say we have a bad relationship at all. But as a team, we decided not to pursue another grant once this one is completed.
Very passionate about their service to a specific area of St. Louis and they really have made a difference.