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 4, 2019, 5:00 p.m.: 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

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
    Pence Consulting (Carole Pence)
    Capitol Fundraising Associates (Rebecca Bahar-Cook)

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