Capacity-Building Grants

Capacity-Building Grants up to $40,000.

2019 capacity-building grants are available only to capacity building partners who were funded in 2017 and/or 2018.

Capacity Building Grant Timeline

  • December 1, 2018: Preliminary application available. 

  • February 1, 2019: Preliminary application due

  • March 18, 2019: Preliminary Applicants receive either a denial or an invitation to submit a full application and supplemental documents. 

  • April 12, 2019: Full grant application due

  • May 10, 2019: Grant decisions made

Capacity Building Grant Forms

  • Capacity Building Grant Preliminary Application - (Application period is December 1, 2018 through February 1, 2019.) NOTE: If this is your first time using the eGrants system, you will need to create a user account by clicking "create new user" near the bottom of the login page.
  • Capacity Building Budget Worksheet 
  • SAMPLE Capacity Building Grant Application
  • These grants are made to support capacity-building efforts that increase a nonprofit’s sustainability and effectiveness by strengthening management systems and governance. The Community Foundation can provide referrals to pre-approved consultants and educational opportunities.
Projects that may be eligible for Capacity Building grants include: 


  • Fund development education and planning
  • Diversification of revenue streams
  • Board training and development
  • Staff training and development
  • Additional staffing to strengthen management systems (must provide a detailed plan for financial sustainability of new staffing) 
  • Organizational assessment and evaluation of overall effectiveness 
  • Strategic planning (must include substantial attention to capacity building)
  • Strategic marketing plans (not marketing materials) 
  • Strategic IT system improvements (not general IT upgrades and maintenance that   should be included in the organization’s operating budget) 
  • Here is the list of pre-approved consultants.
    Non-Profit Network (5 consultants)
    John Cauley
    Erin Skene-Pratt
    MNA Tech
    Cathy Adcock, Accounting
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