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WNC Nonprofit Pathways Capacity Grant Program

Grants to Western North Carolina Non-Profits
to Improve their Organizational Capacity

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, and Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

Deadline Date:

12/07/12 5 PM


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Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded in Western North Carolina to non-profits to improve organizational capacity and management capabilities in order to better serve the community. The expectation is that grantees will show progress in one or more of the following: Advancing the Nonprofit Lifecycle, Increasing Core Capacities, and Improving Organization Culture.

As a result of this development, groups will become more effective in leading, adapting, and managing their internal operations and in serving clients, program participants, and their communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130841

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $7,500

Term of Contract:

Usually one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any group that wishes to apply must first:

1. Meet Intermediate Criteria: 501(c)(3) for at least two years, Minimum budget of $100,000 for most recently completed fiscal year, at least seven active board members, and at least two paid staff (may be full-time, part-time or contract)

2. Complete the Introductory Core Capacity Assessment Tool (I-CCAT) at:

3. Complete Organization Coaching, for a description see

4. After Organization Coaching, have “Next Steps” phone consult with Pathways staff

5. In addition, your organization must be prioritized by a Pathways funding partner

Pre-Application Information:

-If it is determined you are eligible to apply (see Steps 1-5, in eligiblity), contact CFWNC staff to request the on-line application. Email Diane Crisp, with your request.
-Once you submit your application, the Community Foundation will notify you of grant approval or denial, usually within one month of submission.

Contact Information:

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

Western North Carolina Nonprofit Pathways
P.O. Box 7667
Asheville, NC 28802

Director: Kim McGuire

For general inquiries:

Diane Crisp -

Grant Coverage Areas:

Western North Carolina

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina