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Location: 4169 N Holland Sylvania Rd Ste 201, Toledo, 43623 OH
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Grant Applicant - applied in 2020
They required not only a 20 page application with multiple resources but then required a number of the staff to attend a full day virtual session with their board as well as required end users to be on the virtual session. Know that they do not recognize this as a hardship for a small staff team and did not recognize that asking this before moving your application to final consideration was a huge lift.
Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with, Culturally incompetent
Applied and not funded
Originally we felt the funder was accessible but when they sent a rejection they refused to give any feedback or explanation- which felt like an abrupt shift of attitude. They did not indicate if they would be open to another proposal in the future or if they thought that would be a good idea, despite the fact that what they said was there were simply too many applications for the pool of funding (which is totally understandable). The fact that we had gone through multiple stages and multiple conversations and they still were unwilling to share any feedback or have a brief call left us feeling they were not accessible, responsive or respectful of potential grantees.
Be willing to have conversations with those you ask to put in so much time, energy and resources. Be respectful that if small teams are dedicating this much time to your unique proposal process, that means they are not doing other things.
They have a unique process that takes a huge amount of time. Just because you have been moved to the final stages, does not mean that there will be any funding or feedback shared.
Initially we felt they had their priorities clearly mapped out.