Mile High United Way Inc

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Location: 711 Park Avenue West, Denver, 80205 CO

EIN: 84-0404235

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2Difficult to work with2Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field2"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Friendly2Gives more than money2Responsive1Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues1Builds relationships1Insightful1Likes site visits1Openminded1Positive leader in the field

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Mile High United Way Inc

Nov 29, 2023

Grant Applicant - applied in 2023

Mile High United Way cut funding to many agencies this year or funded much less than was anticipated based on what they said the award amounts would be. Now they are sending out solicitation emails asking for donations for Colorado Gives Day. Are they a funder or are they a direct service agency? Seems to be a conflict of interest and speaks to other reviewers comments about lack of transparency.


Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field, Difficult to work with

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Sep 06, 2023

Grant Applicant - applied in 2023

They made applicants participate in feedback sessions and jump through various hoops. The funding process does not seem transparent. Stated priority areas do not seem to match up with decision making. Strung out the decision making process much longer than necessary and instead of just sending an email or letter, made applicants sit through uncomfortable meetings online.


Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field, Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with

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Mar 05, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

I really appreciated the pre application training. They took the time to explain their questions and what a good response looks like. It was helpful to get the rubric. We were not successful but they continue to help us with trainings and even review applications we have to other funders.


Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Feb 11, 2021 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

MHUW understands the power dynamic between funders and nonprofits and exploits it. Their staff are regularly condescending to grantees. Their grant requirements are paternalistic (quarterly trainings on unrelated topics, only certain staff allowed to interact, etc).

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Apr 01, 2019

Reviewer 6547 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Get to know the people, and follow the guidelines carefully


Gives more than money, Insightful, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Mar 11, 2019 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The process isn't too complicated, however, it's very clear that their funding scope can seem wide but actually be narrow in terms of what gets funded.


Friendly, Responsive

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