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 04, 2020

Reviewer 8353 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Extremely responsive and accessible leadership and staff and are quick to provide direction and answer questions. It is best to connect with appropriate staff to determine fit, but once that is done, trust is built year after year with funding, impact and reporting.

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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 love innovation! Thank you for sharing your feedback!

Sep 04, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

, gfoundation to work wit

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

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review!

Sep 03, 2020

Reviewer 8475 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

As with most grant funders, close alignment with proposals and funding priorities is the best approach. Consider demonstrating how community collaborations support your work.

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

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

We believe we're all better when we work together! Collaboration is great! Thanks for your feedback!

Sep 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

This organization is very dedicated to doing great things for the community. However, if you are a new organization they may not be as likely to take a risk at funding you as they are big on ROI. I would still encourage newer organizations to try.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

Thanks for your feedback and for sharing some great ideas! We'll pass them along!

Sep 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020


Just give them a call. They are very open and available to talk.

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

We appreciate the time you took to give a review.

Sep 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

If in doubt, reach out! They are very open and transparent, and they make it clear that they want to be partners with nonprofits - no weird power dynamics.

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

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

You review and information helps us be better! Thanks for taking the time to post a review.

Sep 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Be prepared to share detailed goals and outcomes, as well as have a detailed proposed budget. Community First is great to work with. They have great communication and are very clear about their requests in a grant application.

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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 03, 2020

Your review helps us be better. Thank you for posting.

Sep 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

It's best to write to them in advance, making sure that your grant project idea aligns with their mission and fits eligibility. They are quick and wonderful to communicate with.

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

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

Our partner nonprofits and donors matter! Thank you for giving us feedback.

Sep 03, 2020

Reviewer 5702 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Working with Community First Foundation has been pretty straightforward. They are quick to reply to requests for information and work to make things happen.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

Your input helps us do better. Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

Sep 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

I have found staff to be accessible, responsive and helpful. They got right back to me when I emailed a question about our eligibility. The grant process was easy, straightforward and had a fast turnaround time (this was for a COVID response grant).

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

Feedback matters! Thank you for sharing yours!

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