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.
Spirit Open Equestrian Program, Inc.: Equine Assisted Learning Program
SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program (SPIRIT OEP) is a therapeutic riding center in Fairfax County, Virginia. Founded in 2007 and supported by volunteers, this program provides youth aged 11-18 with opportunities to grow and develop…Continue Reading >
Goodwill Mobile Shredding Unit Soars Thanks to Grant
Goodwill was the recipient of a First Nonprofit Foundation 2017 grant of $25,500 to fund the purchase of mobile shredding equipment for its Goodwill E-cycle operation. Goodwill E-cycle is the de-manufacturing, recycling…Continue Reading >