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National Alliance for Grieving Children / New York Life Foundation: Capacity Building Grants

Deadline: July 11, 2016

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) in partnership with New York Life seeks to expand the reach and access of local bereavement programs and services to underserved youth. Capacity building grants will allow nonprofits to secure the professional and timely assistance necessary to enhance organizational capacity and address important issues of organizational development and effectiveness.

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

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

Amount: Grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to up to 20 organizations.

Eligibility: Organizations must:

  • Be a private, nonprofit organization, with tax-exempt statuse, and not a private foundation
  • Be in operation as a 501(c)(3) for at least one year
  • Request an amount not greater than 25 percent of organization’s most recent fiscal year actuals
  • Provide 990 tax returns for the past two years (if applicable)
  • Currently serving bereaved youth
  • Have at least one paid staff person

Link: https://childrengrieve.org/2016-grief-reach-grant-opportunities

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