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 03, 2020

Reviewer 8358 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

They are responsive and very willing to provide assistance and guidance where needed. A comparably large staff, I have had positive interactions with everyone I've come in contact with.

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

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

Thank you for taking time to post a review!

Sep 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Community First is super responsive and helpful with questions asked as well as offering great feedback on the proposal concepts.

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

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

Your ideas are important to us. Thank you for posting a review.

Sep 03, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Very accessible to grantees and help you on your journey.

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

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

Your time is valuable and we're grateful you gave us some of your to post a review.

Sep 03, 2020

Reviewer 3199 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The staff is highly knowledgeable of their funding areas. For us it was substance use disorder and the administrators were experts in the field. When you talk with them, know that you’re talking with experts - they already know the fundamentals, so stick to what your differentiation and value prop is with an understand that you don’t need to over explain it. They get it.

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Positive leader in the field, 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

Thank you for taking time to post a review!

Sep 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Community First Foundation is very well organized and communicates well. They were available to answer questions and give advice and feedback on our grant request.

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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 03, 2020

We aim to be accessible for all. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Sep 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Save all of your information in a word doc as a back up. Be sure to copy and paste what you enter into the application site into a separate word document to keep for back up. I wish I had done so! I failed to hit the teeny-tiny, not-so-easy to find save button and lost all of my work as I was reviewing the application (I closed it to step away and come back with fresh eyes and realized right as I closed it that I hadn't hit save). I had to completely do the application over. Save yourself a headache and find the save button and use it frequently and keep a back up of the answers on a separate document!

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 03, 2020

These are great ideas! Thank you for sharing them in your review so others can use them!

Sep 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

We highly enjoy working with Community First Foundation. They make the grant process from application to award to close-out very manageable and stress-free.

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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 03, 2020

Thank you for taking time to post a review.

Sep 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Follow the specifications. This funder provides clear information.

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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 03, 2020

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts.

Sep 02, 2020

Reviewer 1105 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

This funder had a huge impact on the amount of food we able to purchased and get delivered to families in need.
I would recommend this funder to all Non-Profits.
I would like to see the funder visit all the Non-Profits that have received funds from them. Redistribution Center, Inc invites them for a visit.

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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 03, 2020

Thank you for the invitation to visit! We'll pass the invite along!

Sep 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

CFF is pretty true to their stated guidelines. Always receptive to clarifying phone calls

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, 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 02, 2020

Our work in Jefferson County is important! Thank you for your comments.

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