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Program Support and Capacity Building Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Northeastern States for
Community Programs for Underserved Populations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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NY Nanum Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/06/17 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to USA nonprofits in the Northeastern region (preferably New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut) for a wide range of programs that serve Koreans and Asian-Americans, as well as women, the elderly, immigrants, at-risk youth, and individuals with disabilities and their families.

Grants are available in two categories: Program Support or Capacity Building.

Program Support is defined as any program serving the Korean/Asian American community and beyond in one or more of the Foundation’s priority underserved groups: the elderly, women, at-risk youth, immigrants, individuals with disabilities and their families, and Asian culture and arts programs. The NY Nanum Foundation supports a wide array of programs from direct service programs to educational programs to advocacy programs, all designed to serve one or more of the five targeted groups mentioned above.

Capacity Building is defined by the NY Nanum Foundation as organizational activities and initiatives that enhance the organization’s ability to work towards its mission and to sustain itself over the long term. This includes activities and initiatives such as:
- Board development and governance
- Needs assessments, strategic planning, and program planning
- Staff development, leadership training, and human resources development
- Resource/Fund development, including from individual and/or institutional funders
- Community outreach and membership development
- Communications, marketing, and public relations
- Developing collaborative partnerships
- Volunteer management
- Effective management and operational practices, including financial and fiscal management
- Feasibility study for new programs
- System and data management of donors and clients
- Program and organizational evaluation

Please note that for both Program and Capacity Building Support, although priority has traditionally been given to those that are serving Korean and greater Asian American communities, the funding is not limited to particular ethnic groups.

Through the independent Grant Advisory Panel, the NY Nanum Foundation ensures that our grantmaking activities are conducted in the most objective, professional, impartial, transparent, comprehensive and fair manner that aims to support programs which will have a sustainable and long-term impact on our communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159675

Estimated Size of Grant:

The NY Nanum Foundation will award grants up to a maximum of $20,000 for organizations seeking support for programs, and up to a maximum of $5,000 for capacity-building support.

Term of Contract:

The grant period lasts for one year only, beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the 2017 Program Support and Capacity Building Grants, your organization must:

1. Be a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in good standing or provide documentation that the organization is fiscally sponsored by an organization that has 501(c)(3) status;
2. Be a US-based organization providing services to underserved members in local communities, namely, seniors, women, at-risk youth, immigrants, and people with disabilities;
3. Have programs devised to serve the population in the Northeast region (preferably but not limited to: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut).
4. Have programs devised to serve ethnic minorities, including but not limited to Korean Americans and Asian Americans.
5. Be able to provide a two-year track record of providing public services in the Northeast region.

The NY Nanum Foundation does not support:
1. Political parties or partisan political action committees – this, however, does not exclude programs devised for advocacy efforts on behalf of the 5 targeted groups stated above.
2. Programs for religious purposes – this, however does not exclude programs run by faith- based organizations, as long as the primary purpose of such organization is to promote a particular religion.
3. Organizations outside of the aforementioned geographical area
4. Fundraising event sponsorship, such as being a sponsor for an annual fundraising dinner
5. Projects that directly benefit a particular individual
6. Capital campaigns and building projects

Pre-Application Information:

The final grant recipients will be announced no later than December 2017.

Contact Information:

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

Send your completed proposal to:
NY Nanum Foundation
1605 John Street, Suite 309
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Email a copy of the application with all attachments to

(201) 461-0060

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania