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Success Stories

Over the years, we have had the good fortune to see our funding not only put to good use, but also to see it grow into sustainable and replicable projects. Our grantees have had great success in making a real impact with the money that we’ve awarded.

Many grantmakers focus only on services delivered directly to challenged populations. One thing that distinguishes First Nonprofit is that we frequently award grants that help nonprofits improve their internal processes and practices. For example, one of our grants helped a Chicago nonprofit streamline its workflows to reduce paper consumption by 1.25 million sheets annually. That’s the equivalent of 150 trees each year. The organization also saved significant staff time as a result of the project, multiplying their savings substantially.

First Nonprofit believes that helping nonprofits work more efficiently and effectively is crucial, because every dollar a nonprofit can save through increased efficiency or better practices is another dollar they can use to provide needed services.

Read more about the difference our grantees have made through the success stories below.


The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island

Great futures start everyday at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. This club is a safe and fun place for club members to interact with friends, classmates and staff while they enjoy a wide variety of educational,…

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Services for the UnderServed

Services for the UnderServed (SUS), founded in 1978, was created as a response to New York State's request for nonprofit agencies to develop and operate housing and supportive services for adults discharged from state facilities…

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NewView Oklahoma

An Oklahoma-based nonprofit, NewView Oklahoma works to empower blind and vision impaired people to achieve their maximum potential. To achieve this goal, we employ a three pronged approach of rehabilitation, fulfilling employment,…

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PAI

PAI is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1990 that helps persons with disabilities become independent and integrate into their communities. PAI is a leader in providing high quality day training and habilitation services…

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People’s Emergency Center

Located in West Philadelphia, the People’s Emergency Center strives to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods, and drive community change. To accomplish that goal, we offer more than 250 affordable housing units, job…

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