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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.

Bench Mark Program – Tracking System

Grant support Commercial Gym Member Tracking System. Bench Mark Program is a grass roots organization that survives largely through the sweat equity of the young founder and attraction to the at-risk youth.  BMP is creating…

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ChildServ is grateful for the funding from the First Nonprofit Foundation "for the re-development and re-design of our agency website to communicate our services to help families, recruit future foster parents, and share…

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BraveHearts -2019 Funding (Ford Expedition)

The support from the First Nonprofit Foundation was for the purchase of a vehicle to be used with the primary intention of Trail to Zero as well as transportation of veterans for services and/or outreach events. The foundation…

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Services for the UnderServed (S:US)

Since 1978, they’ve been providing services for people in and around New York City whose lives have been unsettled by circumstances beyond their control. Since then, their growth has been driven by the needs and their complexity.…

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Memory Matters

Memory Matters was founded in 1997 as a nonprofit IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization, seed-funded by Brookdale Foundation. Their original mission was to sustainably support caregivers of loved ones diagnosed with dementia.…

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