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Locations to Strengthen Operations

Capacity Building Grant

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Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Deadline Date:

05/15/22 - Applications that have been submitted by the 15th of the month will be reviewed in that month's cycle.

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Florida nonprofits in eligible locations to address the ongoing and emergency needs of the organization. Funding is intended to strengthen capacity and support activities within the areas of leadership, fundraising, communication, and evaluation. Eligible applicants are located in and serve Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.

Projects should demonstrate a measurable change during the grant period: i.e. increase fundraising by 15% by hiring a fundraising consultant and making suggested improvements, OR create a program evaluation framework and apply this structure to evaluate two programs by July 2021. 

This grant program focuses on increasing an organization's capacity in the following ways: 

  • Fundraising: Purchasing a donor database or other CRM tool, hiring a fundraising consultant, or developing online giving.  
  • Leadership: Board development, professional development, or strategic planning
  • Communication: Website redevelopment, internal communications, or communications plan development 
  • Evaluation: Impact measurement or program tracking
  • Emergency Organizational Needs: Unexpected expenses for which an organization was unable to prepare.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193021

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Within a 365-day period

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To receive a grant through this program, organizations must also have:
- An IRS Letter of Determination that shows the organization is a 501(c)3 public charity
- At least one current program with local impact in one of the following counties: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, or DeSoto
- An approved/current profile in The Giving Partner, a powerful, searchable online database with over 700 profiles of charitable organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.

The Foundation does not fund capital campaigns through this application.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications that have been submitted by the 15th of the month will be reviewed in that month’s cycle. Applicants can expect a decision on their application by the 15th of the following month.

Example: An application submitted on September 14 will be notified by October 15. An application submitted on September 20 will be notified by November 15.

Deadline Date (EST Time Zone): 5/15/2022 11:59 PM

Please Note: Applications will not be reviewed in December (due to holidays) or June (due to the close of the fiscal year).

Eligibility information: https://www.cfsarasota.org/nonprofits/grants/grant-eligibility-requirements

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://cfsarasotagrants.communityforce.com/Funds/FundDetails.aspx?496F49596D593768464E3537506B6F754D5442315A3070472F67306B6852636231416445397A663675536B7071704974485437644A476D514A34796F4A4D4B356C364C46654F6A6A372F593D

Direct questions to:
Angelica Hull, Grants, Manager
941‑556‑7114
ahull@cfsarasota.org

Community Foundation of Sarasota County
2635 Fruitville Rd.,
Sarasota FL 34237
(941) 955-3000
info@cfsarasota.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto Counties

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