Organizational Development Grants

A strong nonprofit sector, able to meet the needs of the community, requires strong nonprofit organizations. To that end, we offer organizational development grants of up to $10,000. The grants can be used to fund activities that strengthen and improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. This may include strategic planning, business planning, feasibility studies, fund development planning, marketing and communications planning, planning for reorganization, streamlining, and/or mergers, financial management planning or systems adoption, and transition or succession planning. 

Organizational Development Grants Application and Reporting Process

Our 2018 application deadlines are:

  • April 27
  • July 13
  • October 12

To apply, complete this online application. *

Proposals are evaluated on the clear articulation of need, the organization’s ability to demonstrate readiness to undertake the proposed project, and the clarity of measurable outcomes.
Beyond these criteria, consideration will be given to organizations in the early stages of development, particularly if their work addresses a population or issue that is underserved, as well as organizations whose work shows considerable potential for long-term impact.
Grantees should plan to keep Foundation staff apprised of their progress.  All grantees will be expected to submit a final report, describing the success of the project against its stated goals. From time to time, Foundation staff may convene grantees to share experiences and lessons learned.

*If you already have started this online application, please log in to your account page to edit the application that is in progress.


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