Community First Foundation

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

EIN: 51-0157964

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35Responsive32Builds relationships32Positive leader in the field29"Gets" nonprofits and issues28Friendly19Culturally sensitive19Openminded18Insightful17Gives more than money10Risk taker8Likes site visits

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Community First Foundation

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!

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.

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