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CBO Capacity Building

The grant supports capacity building work designed to help fulfill an organization’s mission. Examples of capacity building includes strategic planning, marketing or staff development.

Grants of $10,000, eight grants total.


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Project Examples

• Strategic Planning

• Board and/or Staff Development

• Marketing and/ or Development Plans

• Website or Technology Enhancement

• Collaborative Projects to Create Greater Impact

Evaluation Criteria


• Project Vision – Does the vision position the organization to better fulfill its mission?

• Equity and Inclusion – Does the organization demonstrate a commitment to racial equity, inclusion, and social justice? Does the program focus on an underserved or underrepresented group of people?

• Organizational Sustainability – Does this capacity building effort increase the organization’s long-term sustainability?

• Need/Opportunity – How effectively are the organizational needs, opportunities, and timeliness of this capacity building initiative communicated?

• Implementation Plan – Does the application provide a plan for project coordination, utilization of funding, strategies, and a timeline?

CBO Capacity Building Info Session

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Start a letter of intent (LOI) for this program by July 15 at 11:59 pm. You must complete the LOI before you can start the full application.

Draft applications are due for staff feedback (optional) on June 24 at 11:59 pm.

Final application deadline is July 22 at 11:59 pm.

Application Process and Timeline

Read about our application process and see our full application timeline.

Info Sheet & Eligibility

Get a snapshot of everything you need to know about the Capacity Building Grants, & view our general eligibility requirements for funding.

Eligibility Requirements


Application Questions

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