Community Impact Strategic Focus Grants
The Cape Cod FoundationSuggest an update
Grant amount: More than US $5,000
Next deadline: Sep 10, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)
Later deadlines: Nov 1, 2020 (Full proposal)
Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building
Location of project: Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save Need help writing this grant?
About this funder:
Strategic Focus Grants are requests of $5,000 or more to address strategic initiatives and long-range organizational capacity building. These particular grants seek to utilize resources in the most efficient and effective way to develop or implement long-term solutions to address documented organizational and/or community challenges.
Strategic Focus Grants will support:
- Actions that improve nonprofit effectiveness and efficiency and/or strengthen organizational infrastructure and long-term viability;
- Initial staff expansion for organizational growth with a clear plan for sustainability of position after funding ends ;
- Collaborative projects or strategic partnerships to address complex, regional needs (e.g. projects that engage multiple organizations, public policy initiatives, etc.) ;
- Expansion (e.g. geographic) or enhancement of existing programs with a proven track record of success;
- we are particularly interested in supporting strategies to increase sustainability or self-sufficiency of existing programs (e.g. through diversification of revenue sources.
The Community Impact Grants Committee will make grants in the following six program areas, further defined by a vision and specific priority strategies for each area:
Arts and Culture: A community where arts and cultural experiences are enjoyed by all.
- Expand access to the arts
- Provide arts and cultural education and awareness
Children, Youth and Families: A community where the needs of children, youth, and families are met.
- Increase access and affordability to programs and services for children and youth
- Expand access to resources and education for parents and caregivers
- Increase access to affordable, high-quality childcare and early education experiences
Health and Human Services: A community where residents live healthy, active lifestyles and their social, emotional, and medical needs are addressed.
- Expand access to healthcare and health education
- Provide behavioral health services-mental health and substance use (prevention, treatment and recovery)
- Promote self-advocacy and self-sufficiency
- Offer access to healthy, nutritional foods
- Promote and encourage active lifestyles
- Provide support and resources for individuals with disabilities and their caretakers
Environment: The natural beauty of Cape Cod is protected and preserved so that it may be enjoyed by many future generations.
- Preservation, conservation, and restoration of our natural resources, particularly water and wetlands
- Public education and outreach on environmental issues facing our region
- Offer educational experiences for school-aged children and youth
Community and Economic Development: A community where our economy is thriving and citizens are informed and actively engaged.
- Support workforce and career development and training
- Promote civic education and civic engagement
- Support and encourage entrepreneurship
Housing: A community where residents have permanent, safe, stable housing.
- Promote attainment and retention of safe, affordable housing
- Promote financial literacy and long-term self-sufficiency
- Address long-term, collaborative solutions to the housing crisis on Cape Cod
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Types of organizations that may apply:
- 501(c)(3) public charities OR organizations serving a charitable purpose that are applying with a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) public charity
- Faith-based organizations; however, proposals will only be considered if:
- services benefit all, regardless of religion;
- service provided is not religious in nature; and
- there is no proselytizing associated with the service
- Civic organizations (proposals must be project-based and of a charitable nature, and the organization must have a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization)
- Public and private schools, for projects that exceed the school’s budget funding (must have letter of support from the fiscal head of that school)
- Other government agencies with project-based proposals (must have letter of support from the fiscal head of that agency)
- The Cape Cod Foundation will generally not consider proposals to fund the following:
- Capital Campaigns
- Endowment Building
- Monuments and Memorials
- Capital Improvements
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