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Capacity Grants for Small Nonprofits

Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
to Increase Organizational Effectiveness

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Collier County

Deadline Date:

02/25/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to increase organizational effectiveness. Funding is intended to support consultation fees and modest capital expenses that will strengthen operations and build capacity. Eligible applicants are located in and serve Collier County.

Grants are available for the following:

  • Consultants: A consultant may be hired to lead a project. Examples of this include a first-time strategic plan, development plan, program planning, succession planning, or financial planning, by-law and policy creation, etc. These grants are not provided for typical ongoing operational activities such as marketing or development functions performed by subcontractors or consultants.
  • Small Capital Needs: Examples of small capital needs grants include technology or technology equipment, or equipment needed for a special project. A new software package needed in a program expansion is considered eligible. Requests for items used for regular administrative operations, such as desktop/laptop office computers or office printers, will not be funded.  

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186771

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $500 – $2,500 are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Capacity Grants are provided for small nonprofits (prior year revenues of $1 million or less).

Eligibility guidelines:
- Applicant must be a tax-exempt nonprofit organization serving Collier County, FL residents
- Applicant must meet the grant guideline criteria
- Applications must be relevant to Collier County
- Applicants must meet submission deadlines
- Applicants must agree to the Community Foundation’s Statement of Diversity.
- Applicants must agree to report back to the Community Foundation on relevant outcomes of funding.

Not funded:
- Grants to individuals
- Conduit organizations that fund unrelated charities
- Political campaigns
- Lobbying
- Scholarly research
- Annual campaigns
- Event Sponsorships
- Team or sport travel
- Travel-related expenses
- Organizations not serving Collier County, Florida

Pre-Application Information:

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://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfcc

Direct questions to:
Laura Simmelink, Senior Director of Programs
239-307-4514
lsimmelink@cfcollier.org

For technical assistance contact Grant Administrator Dawn Grundeman at dgrundeman@cfcollier.org.

Community Foundation of Collier County
1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200
Naples, Florida 34108
239-649-5000

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Collier County

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