Nonprofit Capacity Building Grant

Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits in Eligible
Counties to Improve Organizational Strength

GrantWatch ID#: 173273
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (CFGRB)



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Grants of up to $15,000 to Rock Island County, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa nonprofit organizations for activities that will improve their capacity to deliver services. Letters of interest are due September 1, 2017. Grants are intended to help nonprofits carry out their missions by supporting requests for the following:

- Strategic planning
- Board training and education
- Staff training
- Succession planning
- Critical equipment needs
- Technology/software needs

All Nonprofit Capacity Building grant applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

- Capacity Building: The organization clearly identifies the area of capacity that the project will improve.
- Readiness: The organization demonstrates that this is a good time to undertake the project.
- Project plan: The project plan is clear and achievable.
- Clear Measures: The project goals and outcomes are clear and measurable.
- Reach: The project supports the organization to either benefit a large number of people or bring about significant change for a smaller population.
- Inclusion: The project supports the organization to reach vulnerable and diverse populations.
- Leverage: The organization, and if applicable, the project engages and utilizes other resources such as funding sources, volunteers, and community partnerships.
- Overall Impact Potential: The project supports the organization to do important work in the community.0

Up to $15,000

The grantee may request that the amount awarded be paid in a single year, or structured as a multi-year grant over two or three years.

Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants may be awarded to nonprofit organizations located in or serving residents of Rock Island County, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa.

If your organization has already received a Q2030 Grant this year, you are not eligible for a Nonprofit Capacity Building Grant until the following calendar year.

If your organization is awarded a Nonprofit Capacity Building Grant, you may apply again after three years have passed.

This grant program does not support capital projects, organizational staff salaries, or ongoing operational or programming costs. The first year only of technology costs that will become "ongoing', such as software licensing costs, may be considered. Reasonable travel costs may be considered as part of one of these activities.

The Nonprofit Capacity Building grant application starts with a Letter of Interest qualifying process. Letters of Interest are completed through the online grant system.

Organizations that submit projects meeting the Nonprofit Capacity Building grant guidelines are invited to complete a full application.

Spring Cycle:
- Letters of Interest Due: March 15
- Organizations Invited to Apply: April 1
- Full Applications Due: May 15
- Grant Decisions Announced: June 15

Fall Cycle:
- Letters of Interest Due: September 1
- Organizations Invited to Apply: September 15
- Full Applications Due: November 1
- Grant Decisions Announced: November 30

Grantseeker resources:

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

Register and apply online:

For questions, call 563-326-2840 or email

Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
852 Middle Rd., Suite 100
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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USA: Illinois: Rock Island County;   Iowa: Scott County

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