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Developing a capacity building grant request requires a specific approach that is distinct from the application process for operating or program grant requests. During this presentation, Alice Ruhnke will walk participants through the introduction, needs statement, objectives, and evaluation components of capacity building grant requests, using "real life, real time" examples of what funders are looking for.
This presentation will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 2 PM EDT
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
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Tracks to Success
Tracks to Success is a GrantStation feature article that focuses on a particular grantmaker or philanthropic trend in order to keep you apprised of the latest “top of topic” subjects within the world of grantseeking, management, and philanthropy.
Meet the Need, and Funding Will Take Care of Itself:
A look inside the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham’s strategic planning process
by Francis Hare
Few, if any, nonprofit organizations have played a broader role in my hometown’s transformation from a Civil Rights era battleground to an emergent symbol of the New South than the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Created in 1959, the Foundation has used grants from Community Funds, Advised Funds, and other grantmaking funds to support initiatives ranging from free school lunches in the 1960s to the downtown park that fueled our city center’s ongoing renaissance.
As the steward of more than 470 charitable funds, the Foundation has long placed a premium on the critical importance of strategic planning in guiding both its long-term vision and its daily decisions. Continue reading…
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The rapid pace of recent political change has left nonprofits and funders alike scrambling to adapt. A new report from Open Impact, The New Normal: Capacity Building During a Time of Disruption, takes a closer look at the impact of the 2016 U.S. election and its aftermath on the social sector. This report discusses how the current economic and political environment are impacting the capacity building needs of social change leaders, nonprofits, networks, and movements; how funders are responding to these changing needs; and how they can better support this work going forward.
National Funding Alert
The goal of the Grief Reach grant program, administered by the National Alliance for Grieving Children, is to expand local bereavement programs and services to underserved youth. The second 2018 funding cycle for the program’s Community Expansion Grants and Capacity Building Grants will be open this summer. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
Local Funding Alert
The Rocky Mountain Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of Coloradans living on the western slope by investing in existing community assets and by acting as a catalyst for new approaches. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
Canadian Funding Alert
Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The organization's Family Services Community Grants provide grants for service providers across Canada to build their capacity through the creation, expansion, and development of programs to support individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.