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G.F. Institute

Additional Locations

Phone: (877) 450-6541 View Additional Phone Numbers 2345 Grand Blvd Ste 2800, Kansas City, MO 64108

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Company states the offer assistance to American residents trying to access government funds.

BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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The BBB has received reports that G.F. Institute is claiming to be a BBB accredited business. They are NOT accredited by the Better Business Bureau. This is an illegal use of our trademarked name.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

  • BBB made one or more requests for background information from the business. BBB has not received a response from business and/or has not been able to verify information received from business.

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Additional Complaint Information

Consumer complaints are in regard to, not receiving grants, not receiving refunds and not able to reach the company with the phone numbers provided.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on G.F. Institute
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: November 18, 2008
Business Management
S. Huff Sherry Boatright-Guthrie, Owner Jordan Sevy, Manager Theresa Wilkins, Customer Service
Contact Information
Principal: S. Huff
Business Category


Refund and Exchange Policy
Landmark Publishing Group states it is in their policy to refund monies or reship products upon request. They state if you are not satisfied with the grant guide you can send it back for a refund. If you read the grant guide and apply for 3 grants and don't receive a minimum of $25,000 you can send them your 3 denial letters and your $59 dollars will be refunded and you can keep the grant guide for future grant proposals.
Alternate Business Names
Government Funds for American Residents Grant Writers Institute L P G Grant Landmark Publishing Group Personal Notification Center
Government Action

On Monday, July 20, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission and the states of Kansas, Minnesota and North Carolina sued G. F. Institute to halt false, deceptive and misleading mailing. The government agencies also ask that the companies refund money that was taken from customers. The lawsuit names G.F. Institute's DBAs and associated companies Affiliate Strategies, Inc., Landmark Publishing Group, Grant Writers Institute LLC, Answer Customers LLC and Apex Holdings International LLC. It also names the three of the companies' principal managers, Brett Blackman, Jordan Sevy and James Rulison. CLICK HERE for FTC Press Release on G.F. Institute


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.