The Central Carolina Community Foundation is seeking applications for Capacity Building Mini-Grants to provide funds to nonprofits to assist with organizational and financial stability, program quality, and growth; allowing them to carry out their missions more effectively.
Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands center for philanthropy, is a nonprofit organization that links charitable people and businesses with areas of need in their community.
- Applicants may request up to $5,000.
- The Community Foundation will award at least $40,000 in grants.
- Capacity Building grants are for a six-month project.
What they fund?
The Community Foundation is looking to fund grants that will:
- Strengthen, grow, and/or diversify the Board of Directors.
- Assist in strategic thinking and planning for the future of the organization.
- Enable organizations to merge operations and/or programs to ensure sustainability.
- Build a plan for long-term sustainability and reliable funding streams.
- Develop the skills of staff and board in a specific area impacting governance or management of the organization.
- Develop a plan for CEO or executive leadership succession and transition.
- Assess, develop and implement plans for inclusion, diversity, equity and access.
- Support collaborative initiatives or efforts to enhance systemic support around a community issue.
- Assist the nonprofit with procuring cleaning supplies/PPE to keep staff and clients safe.
- Organizations must be determined as a charitable organization in good standing under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, public entities or other charitable, educational or faith-based organizations.
- Organizations must have a physical location in one of the following 11 counties in the Midlands: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter. Organizations led by BIPOC or outside Richland County are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Routine operating expenses of the organization;
- Fundraising projects—including events;
- Debt reduction;
- Endowment or capital campaigns;
- Medical research;
- Individual conference registration;
- Costs associated with the creation of a new nonprofit organization;
- Completed projects or proposals that have begun implementation;
- Grants to individuals;
- Certifications or tuition fees.
- Applications will be reviewed by the Community Impact Committee of Central Carolina Community Foundation.
- Final funding decisions are made by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
- Declinations will be emailed.
- October 1 – Application Opens;
- October 31 – Application Closes;
- January 30 – Applicants notified of Application Status (Declinations will be emailed);
- March 1 – Project Starts;
- August 31 – Project Ends.
For more information, visit https://yourfoundation.org/capacity-building-mini-grants/