March 23, 2007
JoAnn, of Chicago, is involved with a not-for-profit organization that was recently established as an official 501(c)(3) charity. So, imagine her delight when a professional grant-finding firm promised to get some money for the group.
The charity quickly sent off a $500 check, along with high hopes for getting a grant. But that was where the goodwill ended. Now, no one's calling them back, and you guessed it -- no money has come through.
'They gave us one address, then looking into their Web site, it gives another address in another state,' JoAnn wrote The Fixer. 'We do not need to be taken advantage of so early on.'"