Cla Foundation

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Location: 220 S 6th St Ste 300, Minneapolis, 55402 MN

EIN: 47-3544862

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1Difficult to work with1Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues1"Gets" nonprofits and issues1Friendly1Positive leader in the field1Responsive1Risk taker

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Cla Foundation

Jul 21, 2019

Reviewer 5745 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Must be invited to apply but any CLA employee can nominate. We applied unsuccessfully in 2017. They provided oral and detailed written feedback including actual reviewer comments to help us improve the application. We were actually funded for $5000 more than we applied for.


Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Oct 19, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Their guidelines are broad but what they're actually looking for is very narrow.
Also, they have employees read the applications, and those employees are not always well-versed in evaluating grants (e.g. if you have a good fundraising strategy and a large budget, they may say that you don't need their money).


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

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