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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.


Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island Holds Mural Painting Community Event

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island has partnered with the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs to create the second installation of artist Lauren Andreu’s “For…

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The Vista School Foundation

First Nonprofit Foundation’s generous donation of $75,500 toward a new website for Vista has the community buzzing – “WOW!!! The website looks AMAZING!”; “What an improvement! It’s very functional and easy to…

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Tri County Community Action

Community Action Commission (CAC) was incorporated in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 12, 1966 as a private, nonprofit, anti-poverty planning agency serving Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties. It was in January 2014…

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Nonprofit Risk Management Center

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center inspires effective risk management and Risk Champions across the nonprofit sector. They enable nonprofit leaders to identify and manage risks that threaten their missions and operations…

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Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue

DVGRR provided new beginnings for displaced Golden Retrievers, Golden Doodles, and other golden-hearted dogs along with a full array of medical, adoptive and educational support.   Since 1993, Delaware Valley Golden…

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