Through First Focus, we invite our team and the community to join forces around a key issue. This initiative helps clarify our own efforts—and encourages all of us to advocate for positive change.

Currently on the agenda

Addressing Systemic Racism

In response to a national surge of racist events, we didn’t want to simply make statements. We wanted to take meaningful action. Here’s what FCFP is doing:

Internal Assessment

We’ve taken a close look at ourselves (an ongoing work) by undergoing bias training as a staff. We also diversified our board by adding new voices.

Nonprofit Trainings

After experiencing the benefit to our own team, we decided to offer free bias training (led by a third party) to other area nonprofits.

Listening Sessions

We organize discussions for a cross-section of community members to talk about racism close to home—and what we can do about it.

Updated Application

Our grant application now requests diversity statements. Our funding decisions will prioritize organizations committed to equity.

Equity Academy

We identified 11 nonprofits poised to make a difference and invited them to participate in a free monthly seminar at FCFP.

Community Input

We created a task force of community members with the experience and passion to support our efforts.

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Hi, I’m Jen! First Focus is a top priority – contact me to learn more.

President & CEO
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We invite other voices

Reach out to us to share ideas and talk solutions.

We’re listening, and we want to help make this community a better—and fairer—place to live.