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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.


Aaron's Acres

Aaron’s Acres

Aaron’s Acres began in 1998 as a one-week long camp for 11 children in Lancaster, PA. Today, they’ve grown to include over 200 participants for 12 weeks of camp spanning 3 counties. They also have a School Year Program.…

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Concordia Place

The mission of Concordia Place is to provide proactive solutions to key social needs with a focus on economically inclusive growth and opportunity. This nonprofit serves a wide range of individuals—from early childhood…

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pennsylvanians for modern courts

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) serves to improve confidence in Pennsylvania’s judiciary system. The organization, which was founded by Governor Robert Casey, is comprised of a panel of civic leaders, public officials,…

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Services for the Underserved

Services for the Underserved (S:US) provides resources to vulnerable populations including individuals with disabilities, as well as people facing poverty or homelessness. Their mission is to strengthen and empower these…

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Arc Culinary Training Facility Expansion

Arc Broward provides job training and placement programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and other life challenges. The Arc Culinary program offers catering services for events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs,…

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