Community First Foundation

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

EIN: 51-0157964

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37Responsive34Builds relationships34Positive leader in the field31"Gets" nonprofits and issues30Friendly21Culturally sensitive21Openminded19Gives more than money19Insightful11Risk taker8Likes site visits

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Community First Foundation

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.

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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

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

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.

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