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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.


Lancaster Science Factory

Thank you so much for the First Nonprofit Foundation’s support of the Lancaster Science Factory. Since your last gift in late 2017, the Science Factory has significantly expanded our footprint and educational offerings,…

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Governance Matters, Inc.

Governance Matters, Inc. support program enhancements towards integrating NYS nonprofit and board candidate data that is on boardnetUSA.org with charitySTRONG.org site for public access and also incorporating data on to a…

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Yad Eliezer

We are pleased to report to you the success of Ahuzat Atara, the new getaway home for widows and orphans in Tzfat. Due to your generous grant of $25,000 - in conjunction with various other donors- we were able to purchase…

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Kentucky Nonprofit Network

The $15,000 grant received from First Nonprofit Foundation has been a fantastic investment in Kentucky Nonprofit Network and the nonprofits across Kentucky! Our request was for funding that would enhance our membership software…

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Community Living & Support Services (CLASS)

Community Living And Support Services (CLASS) is truly appreciative of the generous $5,000 grant from the First Nonprofit Foundation in support of enhancing mobile technologies. Through funds received from the grant, CLASS…

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