Apply now for a Capacity Building Grant from The Community Fund
April 13, 2019
Through The Community Fund, The Community Foundation supports effective nonprofits working on some of the most pressing issues and promising opportunities in our region.
For 2019, grants from The Community Fund will focus on capacity building for nonprofits as part of its grant cycle. These grants are intended to strengthen and support our local community of nonprofit organizations.
Capacity building grants allow nonprofits to secure assistance necessary to enhance organizational capacity and address important benchmarks of organizational development and effectiveness. By definition, capacity building grants will support activities relevant to what each applicant organization needs to achieve its mission most effectively.
Examples of capacity building projects include:
Leadership development: supporting a leadership training experience for two or more members of the organization’s leadership/ management team.
Planning activities: including organizational assessments, strategic planning, fund development, communications/marketing, or business planning. [Feasibility studies are not eligible for grants from this program.]
Board development: may include activities such as leadership training, defining the role of the board, and strengthening governance.
Strategic relationships: providing technical assistance / consultant support to help two or more organizations work through collaboration and strategic restructuring; positioning for merger or affiliation; or business planning for social enterprise.
Internal operations: improvements to financial management, human resource or volunteer management.
Technology improvements: IT capacity through upgrades to hardware and software, networking, websites, and staff training to optimize use of technology.
Requests of up to $15,000 will be considered.
Grant applications using our online form are due May 13th by 5:00 PM.
Begin a grant application or learn more: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_2098?SA=SNA&FID=35162