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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.


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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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Mobile Loaves & Fishes

The mission of Mobile Loaves & Fishes is to provide food and clothing and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters through three core programs: the Community First! Housing program, the ROADS Micro-Enterprise…

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Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

The mission of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is to save young lives by providing a safe, nurturing residential treatment home, Aftercare support for former residents and their families, community-based and site-based youth…

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