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Organizational Capacity Building Program

Grants for Non-Profit Development in Hawaii

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hawaii Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/15/11 5:00 PM


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Grants for up to $40,000 per year to support non-profits in a variety of fields. The overall goal of the foundation is to ensure a high quality of life for the residents of Hawaii. This RFP seeks qualified community based organizations interested in expanding or improving their existing programming to further their missions and better serve the people of Hawaii. Organizations are invited to apply for a capacity building implementation grant.

Examples of capacity building projects include, but are not limited to:
ƒGovernance and Leadership: projects that strengthen or engage the board; enhance governance practices; and nurture/empower leadership within the organization.
ƒCommunications: projects that enhance an organization’s understanding of or connection to its stakeholders or constituents. May include market/audience analysis; the implementation of marketing or public relations plans. The creation of a new website or the re-design of an existing website will also be considered as long as it’s guided by a clear marketing strategy.
ƒEvaluation and Impact: improves an organization’s ability to collect and analyze information in order to improve programs, and inform management; improves an organization’s understanding of community needs; creates ongoing mechanisms for assessing internal and external factors affecting the delivery of high quality programming within the organization; first-time accreditation for private schools and health/human service agencies is allowed.
ƒFund Development: projects that increase and/or diversify sources of support; align resource development strategy with mission and future direction.
Internal Operations and Management: addresses the need for efficient and effective operating systems; may involve human resource management/training, financial systems, facility planning, or volunteer management.
ƒTechnology: technology requests should represent a new way of operating, or an opportunity to build substantial new capacity for an organization. Requests for computer replacements that are part of on-going operations are not competitive.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125240

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $80,000

Term of Contract:

Up to 2 years


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Must be in operation for at least two(2) years
If you are an intermediary organization, whose mission is to serve your membership, the capacity building project you apply for must build the intermediary organization’s capacity, not that of your membership.
If you are a church, you may apply for a capacity building project that strengthens the ability of your church to do community work. The OCB Program does not fund projects that benefit your congregation or promote a particular faith.

Contact Information:

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

Carrie Shoda-Sutherland
Program Officer, at
(Neighbor Islands: 1-888-731-3863).

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii