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 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!

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.

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