Capacity Building Grants
The Community Foundation allocates funds for Capacity Building Grants based on income generated by the Foundation's unrestricted endowment and donor directed contributions.
The Community Foundation of Greenville welcomes grant requests from non-profit, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt agencies located within or offering services to the citizens of Greenville County, South Carolina. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and an agency can apply for one Capacity Building Grant per year.
encourages grant requests that help organizations establish and maintain a
solid structure and develop and sustain good governance practices. We believe
that when capacity building is successful, it strengthens and improves a
nonprofit's ability to achieve its mission, sustain itself over time and have a
quantifiable impact on the community in which it serves.
Application opens: August 29, 2016 Application deadline: October 2, 2016
Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000
funding opportunities include:
Examples of Capacity Building include:
We will thoroughly review the requesting organization's ability to succeed, including evaluation of its budget, Board of Directors, staffing capability and experience.We will review each request carefully to ensure that projects do not overlap or duplicate existing agencies or services.
We will make post-grant evaluations to determine whether the funded project met outlined objective.
We will not make grants to individuals.
We will not fund tuition for degree programs, fees and other costs to attend conferences, capital campaigns, campaign consultants (other than initial feasibility study), recurring staff or board training expenses and endowments.
To report a problem or make inquiries, contact Debbie Cooper.