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 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.

Sep 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

They should know that from our experience, there was always someone who was available to answer questions and if they weren't available at the time, they always followed up with us. They made the process fun and smooth for us and we are forever appreciative of the team there at Community First Foundation and a special shout out to Noah Atencio for his support.

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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 02, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We love Noah, too. We agree! Relationships are what matter most.

Sep 02, 2020

Reviewer 5447 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Very friendly, open minded grantor that aligned well with our mission.

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

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 02, 2020

Your feedback is important. Thanks for sharing it.

Sep 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Program officers were very open to conversations prior to grant application

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 02, 2020

Feedback matters. Thank you for taking time to share yours!

Sep 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

They are responsive to the community and it is helpful to ask questions ahead of submission.

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Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 02, 2020

Thank you for your feedback!

Sep 02, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Informative to meet with donor prior. Community First Foundation is helpful and thorough.

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

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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 02, 2020

Your input is important! Thanks for sharing!

Sep 02, 2020

Reviewer 7798 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Connect with the program team first. They are super helpful; open to questions; and give good advice. Try to get them in for a site visit because that can make all the difference.

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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

Being an inclusive organization is important to us. Thank you for providing input.

Sep 02, 2020

Reviewer 5782 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

We found Community First Foundation to be extremely responsive and easy to work with. Their application process to approval process was seamless. Thank you Community First Foundation!
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Response from Community First Foundation

Sep 02, 2020

Thanks for your feedback, DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation. It's important to us that we're responsive and easy to work with! Glad this has been your experience.

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