Types of Grants

Capacity Building

The intention of a capacity building grant is to strengthen a nonprofits performance and improve organizational effectiveness. The following are examples of activities that would fall under this category: Strategic planning, organizational assessment, board development, collaboration and strategic restructuring, marketing and communications, technology and information systems, volunteer recruitment and management.

General Operating

The intention of an unrestricted general operating grant is to support a nonprofit organizations mission rather than a specific project/program. These represent funds needed to sustain day to day operations. The following are examples of activities that would fall under this category: Salaries, office expenses (rent, utilities, etc.)

Project / Program

The intention of a Project / Program Grant is to provide funds for a specific endeavor. It may be either a one time event and/or ongoing. The following are examples of activities that would fall under this category: job skills training, financial education classes, nutrition/cooking classes for clients.

Average grant size:
2004 – 2019 = $10,394 (since Foundation inception)
2015 – 2019 = $9,760 (5 year period)