Community First Foundation

Location: 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Unit A, Arvada, 80003 CO

EIN: 51-0157964

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32Responsive30Builds relationships30Positive leader in the field28"Gets" nonprofits and issues26Friendly18Culturally sensitive18Openminded17Insightful15Gives more than money9Risk taker7Likes site visits

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Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Amazing group! I started the application during a very panicked time at the end of March during COVID. Had a couple of questions and was wonderfully redirected by a staff member. Appreciate everything that community first does in our community and they certainly helped us survive the early days of the pandemic.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Sep 10, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

It is a great idea to start with an email to the contact listed on the grant to learn more about your qualifications and what you should focus your request on.

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Positive leader in the field, Insightful, Likes site visits, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

We love your tip of reaching out to our grant contacts and welcome those conversations! Thanks for sharing!

Sep 10, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

As with any grant - have as many details available before you start the process. Not only details about your organization, but grant requirements, deadlines, etc.

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Positive leader in the field, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

Thanks for sharing your feedback and tips!

Sep 09, 2020

Reviewer 4045 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

This funder is highly approachable and willing to discuss overlap and alignment of prospective applications with their guidelines.

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Builds relationships

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

Jefferson County is home! Thanks for taking time to share your feedback!

Sep 08, 2020

Reviewer 7509 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Friendly and welcoming foundation. If you have questions I would not hesitate to call and get advice. I recommend to asked for the highest amount needed for they tend to issue less then requested. Likely because they are so great many look to this foundation for grant assistance.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

It's important to us that we are friendly and welcoming and we're glad this is your experience. Thank you for taking time to give us a review.

Sep 08, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Pick up the phone and call! Get to know your program contact and learn firsthand the priorities of the foundation. I found that the foundation was helpful and transparent about their focus and goals.

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Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

Communication is a priority for us! Thank you for sharing your opinions!

Sep 08, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The staff at Community First Foundation is responsive and easy to work with. They respond quickly by phone or email.

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Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

Thank you for providing feedback!

Sep 08, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Pick funding opportunity that most aligns with what you do best.

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

Thank you for providing a review!

Sep 07, 2020

Reviewer 9316 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Contact the foundation. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful in determining if there are common objectives and a meaningful fit. The foundation is eager to build partnerships in the community.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

We can't do it alone and rely upon our valuable community partners! Thank you for sharing your feedback!

Sep 07, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Contact the foundation. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful in determining if there are common objectives and a meaningful fit. The foundation is eager to build partnerships in the community.

Pros

Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

Partnerships and collaborations help us all be successful! Thank you for posting a review!

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