Capacity Building Grants
United Way of Snohomish County is excited to announce grant funding to increase the capacity of organizations whose mission broadly supports intergenerational poverty alleviation.
The application process is closed. The deadline to apply was October 4. Award announcements will be made in December.
Grantees will receive capacity building project funds, as well as technical support and participation in a learning community that will provide peer-to-peer support throughout the life of the grant.
Over the next three years, United Way will award up to $110,000 per year to support capacity building projects.
Small agencies are eligible for grants in the $5,000-$8,000 range. Annually, we will award $50,000 in 5-7 grants to small agencies.
Large agencies are eligible for grants in the $10,000-$15,000 range. Annually, we will award $60,000 in 4-6 grants to large agencies.
The deadline to apply is October 4. Award announcements will be made in December.
About Capacity Building
Capacity building refers to activities that improve an organization’s ability to achieve its mission, or a person’s ability to do their job more effectively. For organizations, capacity building may relate to almost any aspect of its work: improved governance, leadership, mission and strategy, administration (including human resources, financial management and legal matters), program development and implementation, fundraising and income generation, diversity, partnerships and collaboration, evaluation, advocacy and policy change, marketing, planning, etc. For individuals, capacity building may relate to leadership development, advocacy skills, training, technical skills and other areas of personal and professional development.
Capacity Building Projects
Funding will be awarded for projects that build the capacity of staff and/or systems. Project ideas include, but are not limited to: professional development opportunities (e.g. conferences and trainings) for executives, staff and key volunteers, funding to strengthen financial controls, board development, staff licensures or credentialing, directors and officers insurance, data management software, hardware such as telephones or computers, infrastructure improvements and translation services.
Any questions related to the grants process should be directed to the Impact & Community Investment Team.