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Community Foundation announces grants to support nonprofit planning and infrastructure

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce $125,000 in capacity building grants to 9 local organizations. The purpose of this biannual, competitive grant program is to provide nonprofits with the tools they need to pursue their missions with greater efficiency and strategic focus. Funding in this cycle will be used to support strategic planning, leadership training and technology enhancements.

The Community Foundation has long held the philosophy that offering resources to strengthen nonprofits from within leads to greater sustainability and helps ensure donors’ charitable dollars work harder. The capacity building grant program is complemented by additional offerings, including a year-long learning and leadership development program that builds skills and encourages collaboration among nonprofit managers, executives and board leaders. The Foundation also hosts as an online information hub for the local nonprofit sector. The site provides daily and weekly updates on nonprofit news and trends, job listings, message boards, a community event calendar and more.

Recent capacity building grant recipients include:

Children’s Museum of Richmond - $15,000

Friends of the James River Park - $20,000

Home Again - $10,000

Jewish Family Services - $15,000

Leadership Metro Richmond - $10,000

Neighborhood Resource Center - $15,000

NextUp RVA - $20,000

Swim RVA - $10,000

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy - $10,000

Learn more about capacity building grants