Third Sector New England Capacity Building Grants

Deadline: June 24, 2010
Third Sector New England has announced the availability of another round of grants for the2010 Capacity Building Fund. The Capacity Building Fund provides funding, technical assistance, and peer-to-peer support to networks of five or more groups to help them learn effective ways to collaborate around a common cause for community impact. The fund’s geographic focus is Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Only networks, not individual organizations, are eligible to apply for CBF Planning Grants. Networks must be comprised of five or more organizations that come together to design a joint learning experience (peer or expert led) that will ultimately result in a positive community impact. An ad hoc, informal network can be convened for the purpose of thee grant, or a network can be pre-existing in the form of a collaboration or a coalition. Networks can be comprised of nonprofits, civic groups, schools, faith-based organizations, municipalities, unions, etc. that wish to build their capacity together.
The CBF will award grants of $2,500 to $5,000 each to approximately fifteen networks for a four-to six-month planning phase. Six to ten of those networks will be eligible to receive additional funding in the range of $20,000 to $25,000 to implement their respective projects.
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Third Sector New England Capacity Building Grants