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Location: 401 E Ocean Blvd Ste 1000, Long Beach, 90802 CA
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Reviewer 5007 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020
Good intentions but old-fashioned systems, to include complicated application process, onerous requirements, and only modest flexibility during the pandemic. My past financial reports have needed to balance to an exact amount, even rounding to the nearest dollar was a concern for them.
Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Bureaucratic
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They are responsive and polite, but often in ways that create work. E.g. they allowed remaining grant funds to convert to general operating support during the pandemic, but still required full financial report accounting for each expense by line, so that's not really gen op.
Because they've been quite directive with us, I would say they do well, but sometimes at the expense of letting us (the grantee) appropriately design work that blends their goals with our sense of what might be the most successful. We would describe them as heavy-handed.
Invest in professional development for staff, leadership and perhaps (if relevant) trustees on trust-based philanthropy. Your current approaches are an outlier in the sector.
I'd reiterate that the individuals are nice and it's hard to know when a foundation operates this way whether that is coming from the top or baked into the culture and perhaps invisible to them. I would not suggest others steer clear, just to go in with this advance knowledge.
Funded once at amount requested, once at a lesser amount
They are responsive, as mentioned above, and I can't recall a time that they didn't attempt to answer my questions quickly and directly (even if it wasn't always the answer I wanted).