Walder Family Foundation

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Location: 8180 Mccormick Blvd, Skokie, 60076 IL

EIN: 46-4092041

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2Bureaucratic2Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues1Culturally incompetent1Difficult to work with1Risk averse

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Walder Family Foundation

Oct 17, 2023

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I met the founder of the Foundation in 2020 at a conference. I am a researcher and I was invited to apply for funding through their scientific innovation program. Initially, the conversations were encouraging. But there were months of back and forth with the founder where I was made to feel that I was pestering her. I was invited to submit a proposal, but her questions indicated she really didn't know about my area of research. I've faced this situation before but I was never asked to consider a donation match for a research project! I ended up getting partial funding for my request, and I am grateful. But this organization doesn't seem to know what they want to focus on or where they want to work. I was seeking renewal funding in 2022 and received rather abrupt messages from a grants manager but was never able to reach the funder directly again.


Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Culturally incompetent, Bureaucratic

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Apr 16, 2023

Grant Applicant - applied in 2023

Walder is invitation only. First, I was invited to apply for a grant in performing arts. I waited weeks for a response to an LOI. Then I advanced to the proposal stage. Weeks and then months passed without word. An unresponsive organization that finally—8 months later, I was given was money than requested.


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

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