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Mary N. Porter Capital Project

Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Areas to
Enhance the Quality of Life for Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Broward (CFB)

Deadline Date:

06/11/21 Midnight

Description:

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Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for projects and activities that improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to support large-scale projects, including renovations, new construction, and other major capital initiatives that enhance services in Broward County.

The proposal submitted should align with at least one of the the following 10 Issues that Matter:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Dignity in Aging
  • Art of Community
  • Eco Broward
  • BFit
  • Economic Independence
  • Broward Pride
  • School is Cool
  • Cancel Cancer
  • Youth Work

For additional information see Page 4 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

A capital project is defined as building construction, expansion, or renovation; the purchase of major equipment that is capitalized and has a life of many years; and/or operational enhancements such as significant infrastructure or technological upgrades. Project costs would also include the required soft costs associated with ensuring the project is completed.

Capital projects are the infrastructure required to expand programs and services or create new programs that advance an organizations’ core mission and whose effectiveness and need in the community have been demonstrated.  

Proposals should demonstrate how the community will be better served by both the capital project as well as the new/improved services it will provide. Compelling relevance and importance of the difference the organization seeks to make are paramount. Organizations must demonstrate they can support and sustain the expanded operational costs associated with the capital program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196423

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,850,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Nonprofits are encouraged to submit a grant request between the amounts of $100k and $1M.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation may make multi-year grants to maximize impact. Projects should be successfully completed within 3 – 5 years of award announcement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any Broward County-based nonprofit with its related programs that occur in Broward County can apply. Organizations must have an effective President/ Executive Director with an engaged board of directors capable of delivering on its promises.

The organization must have a realistic development plan to reach its goal and a track record of strong fiscal management to demonstrate it can support future operations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An information session was held on April 21.

Watch a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUodT4b0RsI

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Request for Proposals Opens: April 10, 2021
- Information Session for Potential Grantees: April 21, 2021
- Applications Due: June 11, 2021, by midnight
- Application Review Process: June 14 – November 30, 2021
- Application Finalist Interviews: September 27 – October 29, 2021
- Announcement of Grant Recipients: November 30, 2021
- First Distributions: January 2022

Grants from this Fund will be matching grants. Proposals must have a minimum of 25% of the campaign goal committed by the time of grant request submission. Please note that campaign funds should be raised from a diverse pool of donors and funding sources (e.g. individual donors, foundation grants, government funding, in-kind support, etc.).

About the Foundation: https://www.cfbroward.org/

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.grantrequest.com/SID_1199?SA=SNA&FID=35026

Direct questions to:
Amanda Kah, Charitable Funds Services Director
954-761-9503 x 115
akah@cfbroward.org

Community Foundation of Broward
910 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
t 954.761.9503
f 954.761.7102
info@cfbroward.org

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