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Performance Management Learning Community (PMLC) Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits to Measure
and Improve Organizational Performance

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Central New York Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/09/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to New York nonprofit organizations serving eligible counties to increase their capacity to measure and evaluate project outcomes. Funding is intended to help strengthen local organizations’ ability to collect and utilize data. Eligible organizations are those serving residents of Onondaga or Madison counties.

The goal of the performance management program is to help strengthen local organizations’ ability to gather and utilize data for planning, adapting, and improving programs and services. Ultimately, these skills can improve the precision and confidence with which organizations tell the stories of their impact on the community. Furthermore, this opportunity is intended to build capacity to compete for funding opportunities that require evidence with respect to program outcomes and community impact.

The Performance Management Learning Community has three learning networks tailored to benefit the skillset and needs of the participants: PMLC Prep, PMLC Intermediate, and PMLC Pro. For more information on courses, see the URL for Full Text. Applicants must commit to participating in a monthly learning community in order to qualify for a grant.

Projects Supported:

  • Build capacity to demonstrate both outcomes (i.e. measureable impact on community needs) and outputs (i.e. number of people served)
  • Address an identifiable community need (preference to literacy, lead poisoning prevention or poverty programs)
  • Use a logical approach, emphasize assessment and have long-term sustainability
  • Create a new, or improve a current, process for data collection
  • May involve one organization or a collaboration between multiple organizations
  • Can involve hiring and working with consultants or external evaluators

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165809

Estimated Size of Grant:

- PMLC Prep: Up to $5,000
- PMLC Intermediate: Up to $20,000
- PMLC Pro: Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, publicly supported organizations such as schools and municipalities, and organizations using a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor
- Organizations serving residents of Onondaga or Madison counties
- Recipients of Community Grants within the past 12 months are still eligible to apply.
- Must agree to up to four organizational representatives (potentially including but not limited to grant writer, program staff and manager) at all learning community sessions.
- Must agree to collecting data from at least 100 constituents (by midway evaluation) using the Life Needs Assessment Survey

PMLC Prep: Intended for organizations that are in the beginning stages of using data management.

PMLC Intermediate: Intended for organizations that have begun using data to create reports, but have yet to master the skills to produce charts, graphs, and analysis to drive decision making.

PMLC Pro: Intended for organizations that have mastered the skills listed in Prep and Pro – but are interested in working with other organizations to collaborate and network on best ways to solve community needs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend an information session, which are typically held in May or June of each year, before applying.

2021 Information Sessions: TBD

Pre-Application Information:

Performance Management’s annual grant application deadline typically falls in mid-July each year.

2021 Deadline: July 9, 2021

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kbDTwValxuckmitWK1SqYhwgnHa7vtdo83AUqr9jOLM/edit

Central New York Community Foundation
431 E. Fayette Street, Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13202

Tel: 315.422.9538
Fax: 315.471.6031
Email: info@cnycf.org

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Onondaga or Madison counties

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