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Location: Po Box 45174, San Francisco, 94145 CA
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Reviewer 386 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018
I don't have great wisdom to share here because they were already funding our organization when I came on board. It appears that the foundation feels most comfortable building a relationship with a nonprofit and sticking by them for the long term - something we are wildly grateful for. That said, I think if your organization fits their funding guidelines, there is no harm in reaching out. I will also note that several years ago, their grant checks stopped mentioning any restriction, indicating their trust in us - so very gratifying.
Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive
Current or former grantee
Funded for amount requested
This may be intentional, but there is no website for the foundation, nor is there a contact email or phone number. When I had accidentally mailed them something and failed to keep a copy for myself, I had to mail them a letter asking for a copy (which they supplied).
They give generously to a good number of local causes that align with their goals. They are having a tremendous impact.
I would encourage them to explore moving their application process online, even if their portfolio is small. Most nonprofits have become accustomed to this approach and prefer it. Having a contact email address would be enormously helpful, too, for quick questions that don't merit writing a letter. In fact, you might find yourself receiving the occasional program update and photo or video if you did so. :)
Not that I can think of.
They clearly are focused on building relationships with organizations they trust and can count on to further their mission. They don't require crazy amounts of reporting, either.