About the First Nonprofit Foundation: A Grant Making Organization

February 25, 2015

About the First Nonprofit Foundation: A Grant Making Organization

First Nonprofit Foundation is a private grant-making organization that focuses on bolstering the nonprofit sector in the United States. It originally started as an extension of the First Nonprofit Insurance Company to use funds from substantial investment returns for philanthropy. The Foundation was established with an initial contribution of about $3 million in 2003.

In December 2013, First Nonprofit Insurance Company and AmTrust Financial Group negotiated a merger agreement that resulted in a larger foundation with about $9.4 million in assets. The foundation was created to protect the social covenants of policy holders. Our mission is to disseminate about $800,000 annually in philanthropy to worthy recipients and causes over each of the next 8 years.

Our initial focus was solely on sponsorships and educational causes that helped the nonprofit community. We have since revamped our activity to become a grant making foundation. Between June 2013 and December 2014, we distributed $1,250,000 to 27 different organizations.

For more information about the foundation, visit our website, www.firstnonprofit.org, where you can learn about the philosophy, activities and process used by the foundation. Or, you can contact Joe Geiger, President and Chief Executive Officer at Jgeiger@firstnonprofit.org.

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