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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.


National Runaway Safeline

National Runaway Safeline (NRS) provides education and solution-focused interventions, offers non-sectarian, non-judgmental support, respects confidentiality, collaborates with volunteers, and responds to at-risk youth and…

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UCAN

UCAN, a Chicago-based nonprofit with 515 employees, strives to build strong youth and families through compassionate healing, education and empowerment. It achieves this mission through a comprehensive assortment of programs,…

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Prevent Blindness

The work of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness supports the development of a coordinated public health infrastructure to promote and ensure a comprehensive, multi-tiered…

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Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Our mission is to help nonprofit leaders cope with uncertainty. We offer a wide range of services, from RISK HELP™ to Web tools, in-person and virtual training, and affordable consulting help. We provide reliable advice…

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Leg Up Farm

Since 2010, Leg Up Farm has provided therapeutic services and programs to over 1,500 central Pennsylvania children who are impacted by a special need. While Leg Up Farm is located in York County, Pennsylvania, knowledge…

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