Foundation / Corporation
Salem Health and Wellness Foundation
Grants of up to $50,000 to Salem County, New Jersey nonprofit organizations to enhance their organizational capacity to promote health. LOIs are due by January 2. Funding will be provided to support opportunities to build infrastructure for a strong and sustainable community of nonprofit organizations. Capacity building grants will allow nonprofits to secure the professional and timely assistance necessary to enhance organizational capacity and address important issues of organizational development and effectiveness.
The first step in the process of requesting funding for capacity building is to take the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT). The Core Capacity Assessment Tool is a 146-question online survey that measures a nonprofit organization's effectiveness in relation to four core capacities—leadership, adaptability, management, and technical capacities as well as organizational culture. Additionally, the tool helps organizations identify their lifecycle stage and provides a real-time findings report, a prioritized capacity-building plan, and the technology to generate self-selected benchmark reports from a national database of 3000+ nonprofits. The CCAT is the most comprehensive, valid, and reliable tool of its kind, and has been used by funders and nonprofits as a planning, capacity building, research, and evaluation tool. Nancy Burd, The Burd Group, will work with organizations completing the assessment to help them understand the results. As an incentive, the foundation will cover the cost of the CCAT.
Once an organization has completed the CCAT, they can submit a request for funding to work on a specific area as evidenced by the results of the assessment. The CCAT will help an organization to identify where they may need or want to build capacity. A consultant of the Foundation, Nancy Burd, will confer with the organization about its results and may offer recommendations on the priority areas to be addressed.
Supporting What Works:
It is the Foundation’s goal to provide support for effective capacity building programs, those that “work”, activities to help the organization acquire new and lasting knowledge and the necessary skill sets to achieve mission goals. The request should be based on priorities established by the organization and that are derived from the prioritized recommendations from the CCAT and discussions with the Foundation’s staff and consultant. Applicants should be able to describe, in detail, why the intended work addresses key issues in organizational effectiveness and comes at a strategic point in time. Projects that are one-time events such as facilitated board retreats, trips to skill building conferences, etc. that are not part of a larger project will not be funded. These one-off activities do not generally lead to longterm learning or effectiveness.
Criteria for Successful Capacity Building Projects to be Addressed in your Applications:
- Management and leadership issues that affect the organization as a whole, rather than a single department or program;
- Come at a strategic moment for the organization, such as a leadership transition, a period of rapid growth or expansion, or significant change in demographics, program demand or income streams;
- Are focused on a single problem or issue, rather than a patchwork of unrelated problems or needs;
- Are critical to the organization’s long-term success in achieving its mission;
- Are focused on building results that are long-lasting; and
- Are a result of an organization that values learning
The Program Design:
Most capacity building programs are meant for leaders and occasionally individuals with specific skill sets like marketing or development. Rebound to Resiliency is meant for all staff from middle management to top leadership and key board members. Building bench strength is essential to the ongoing sustainability of an organization. If only top leaders are trained, when they leave they take this knowledge with them. This program ensures that there are opportunities for lasting change.
The program is both tailored to the position of the organization in its lifecycle stage and wide-ranging in its offerings so all nonprofits will be able to attend.
The Foundation is offering support to participate in a self-assessment exercise to pinpoint the key priority areas to address in an organization’s lifecycle stage. Organizations will know what sessions to attend and when to request additional help from the Foundation in the form of a grant.
Advanced skill building sessions will be held over the course of the coming year and led by known leaders in their fields and offered to all staff and board members in key areas:
- Financial Literacy
- Strategic and Business Planning
- Board Management
Those organizations that attend all of the sessions will be given a Certificate designating completion.
Organizations will be given opportunities to apply for grants in specific areas where more intensive need is required. These grant requests will be tied to the self-assessment exercise to help determine the areas of priority the nonprofit wishes to address.
GrantWatch ID#: 162103
Capacity Building Grant Award Amount: Grant awards will be up to $50,000
Project Timeline: Capacity Building Grant projects must be started and completed within one year of award date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Click here to apply online:
If you think that you or someone at your organization has already registered in the application system, do not create a new account. Please contact the Grant Administrator, Judy Foley, at email@example.com to receive your username and password.
Please direct all other inquiries and correspondence to:
Brenda L. Goins, Executive Director
The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation, Inc.
91-A South Virginia Avenue (Rte 130)
Carneys Point, NJ 08069
Phone: (856) 299-4460 / 299-4430
Fax: (856) 299-4474
USA: New Jersey: Salem County
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