Fund for Chester County Capacity Building Initiative Grant

Chester County Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $500 - US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Capital Project

Location of project: Chester County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: Chester County, Pennsylvania

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About this funder:



The goal of the Community Foundation’s capacity building grantmaking is to strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations serving the Chester County region in Pennsylvania.

Capacity building projects should strengthen a nonprofit, in areas including, but not limited to: 

  • Mission, Vision & Strategy:
    • Organizational Assessment;
    • Strategic & Business Planning
  • Governance & Leadership:
    •  Board Development;
    • Executive Transition/Succession Planning;
    • Leadership Development;
    • Staff Training & Professional Development
  • Strategic Relationships:
    • Coalition Building;
    • Collaboration;
    • Mergers & Acquisitions;
    • Strategic Restructuring
  • Fundraising & Development:
    •  Donor Identification, Cultivation, Development & Stewardship;
    • Development Campaigns (Annual, Capital, Planned Giving, Major Gifts);
    • Earned Income Development;
    • Social Enterprise Feasibility & Development;
    • Marketing, Branding & Communications
  • Operations:
    • Disaster Recovery Planning;
    • Financial Management;
    • Human Resources;
    • Volunteer Management;
    • Industry Certification;
    • Risk Management;
    • Technology Improvements

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All grant applicants must be charitable, tax exempt organizations with 501(c) (3) certification.
  • Nonprofits must be located in and serve Chester County to receive a grant from this special initiative. 


  • NPO’s with budgets $ 750,000 or less preferred.