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Strengthening Communities Fund

Capacity Building Grants

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Alaska Community Foundation

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$25,000 to $100,000 grants to help non profits build their organizational capacity, and provide programs or services which address broad economic development issues.
Projects should directly enhance the capacity of the applicant organizations, making them stronger organizations with skilled employees who have the training and resources to be better able to provide services and programs to address broad economic development issues to serve individuals in need.

Applicants may apply for capacity building funds in any of the following categories:

* Leadership Development: (create board policies,create an executive succession plan, provide management/leadership training to staff, board and/or volunteer recruitment)
* Organizational Development: (create a performance review process, create a strategic plan, create financial management procedures, create an annual report, implement a new accounting system,enhance IT infrastru cture,obtain 501c3 status with IRS, create a fundraising plan)
* Program Development (create an outcome measurement plan, obtain new equipment for program delivery, planning to increase effectiveness or service delivery,)
* Collaboration and Community Devel opment (develop new strategic partnerships, create or update brochures and websites, map assets in the community)
* Evaluation of Effectiveness (implement a new system of data collection, design and implement measurements for program evaluation, collect and analyze client satisfaction with)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123892

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$25,000 - $100,000

Term of Contract:

1 year


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations offering programs or services which address broad economic development issues in the following communities: Huslia, Kaltag, Koyukuk, Nulato, Ruby, Stevens Village, Arctic Village, Beaver, Birch Creek, Chalkyitsik, Circle, Fort Yukon or Venetie.

Non Profit applicants are not required to have 501c3 status to apply but must have proof of incorporation in the State of Alaska within 30 days of their grant award. Units of government, including tribal governments and village councils are not eligible to apply unless they are also registered non profits with the State of Alaska or plan to register within 30 days of their grant award.

Preference will be given for applicants who administer Temporary Aid for Needy Families programs or services, deliver services that address economic recovery issues in their communities (such as job creation and greater access to state and Federal benefits), have annual operating budgets of less than $500,000 and/or have never received any federal grant funding. Applicants will be asked to provide supporting documentation.

Individuals and for profit organizations are not eligible for grants.
Applications to support specific programs or provide direct services will not be considered. Applications for religious indoctrination or other religious activities, and activities of a political nature will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted electronically,

Successful applicants will also receive ongoing technical assistance from the Rural Alaska Community Action Program and The Foraker Group to assist them in successful project development and implementation.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Anne Remick, Program Officer
The Alaska Commu
nity Foundation
(907)274 6705 phone

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska