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First Nonprofit Foundation strongly believes in the resilience and provision of quality of life in the United States provided by nonprofit staff and volunteers. Read Our Mission

About First Nonprofit Foundation

First Nonprofit Foundation is a Pennsylvania-based private grant-making organization that focuses on bolstering the nonprofit sector in the United States. We do this by awarding grants to projects that adhere to our mission of improving the quality of life in the United States through the staff and volunteers of nonprofits. We believe in the resiliency of the nonprofit sector and additionally assist these organizations by providing resources and education.

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First Nonprofit Foundation

June 2015
6.30.15_Six Reasons Why Grant Apps Fail
Top Six Reasons Why Grant Applications…

6/30/2015

Don’t apply for a grant until you’ve checked these off your list. As grant funders, we never like to say no. We believe strongly in the important work nonprofits are doing all over the country, and we want to see them…

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FNF Awards More Than $250,000 in New Grants

3/31/2015

First Nonprofit Foundation awarded more than $280,000 in new grants in March, bringing our total giving to date to more than $1.57 million. The awards include: $100,000 to Aspire of Illinois to redesign its Career Training…

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April 2014
VisionServe Alliance logo
VisionServe Alliance: Internship Program

4/25/2014

VisionServe Alliance is a consortium of Executive Directors and CEOs of 501(c)(3) nonprofits throughout the country that provide services to people with vision loss.  VisionServe Alliance brings together the full diversity…

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UCAN: Going Paperless Project

4/25/2014

UCAN, a Chicago-based nonprofit with 515 employees, strives to build strong youth and families through compassionate healing, education and empowerment. It achieves this mission through a comprehensive assortment of programs,…

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