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Deadline: July 7, 2014

National Alliance for Grieving Children: Capacity Building Grants

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them. New York Life, in partnership with NAGC, will offer childhood bereavement organizations a one-time capacity-building grant under the Grief Reach program RFP. NAGC is  looking for organizations that have identified a need and seek funding to help them operate more effectively at an organizational level by addressing their organizational strengths and weaknesses and proposing goals that are achievable in a 12-month period with the funds allocated.

Proposals should fit one of the five major categories listed below:

  1. Planning activities: organizational assessments; strategic planning; fund development; communications/marketing; recruiting or maintaining volunteer support; business planning.
  2. Staff/board development: leadership training; defining the role of the board; recruitment of new board members; strengthening governance.
  3. Strategic relationships/collaboration: technical assistance; consultant support; restructuring; mergers; or business planning
  4. Internal operations: improvements to financial management, human resources, or volunteer management; development of evaluation systems and training; facility planning.
  5. Technology improvements: improving IT capacity through upgrades to hardware and software; networking; updating websites; and staff training to optimize use of technology.

Amount: Up to 20 grants of $10,000 each will be made.

Eligibility: Grants are made only to private, nonprofit organizations, which have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and which are not private foundations. Organizations must be located in the United States.


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