Non-Profit Capacity Building Grants

Legacy Foundation

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Next deadline: Aug 10, 2021

Later deadlines: Sep 10, 2021, Oct 30, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Fields of work: Disaster Preparedness All fields of work

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Lake County, Indiana

Location of residency: Indiana

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NOTE: Capacity Building & Strategic Restructuring Application Due Dates are July 20, August 10, and September 10. Additional Deadline for Strategic Restructuring Grant is October 30.

Non-Profit Capacity Building Grants

Legacy Foundation, Crown Point Community Foundation, and Foundations of East Chicago are partnering to offer grants of up to $5,000 to help non-profit organizations develop and/or implement an Emergency Preparedness or Strategic Restructuring plan.

An Emergency Preparedness Plan can cover general preparedness (to include all disasters including tornado, fire, pandemic, etc.) or be COVID-19 specific (precautions to take when returning to work, what to do in case of future outbreak, etc.). Some examples of potential grants may include:

  • Costs for hosting virtual events and meetings
  • Costs for upgrading to virtual platforms and software
  • Consultant and staff costs associated with developing plans
  • Purchase of technological supplies and equipment needed to implement plan

Strategic Restructuring grants are intended to support nonprofits as they assess, negotiate, design, and/or implement substantive strategic restructuring efforts that seek to promote more effective operations and high-performing programs based on community needs and assets. Strategic Restructuring grants can cover costs associated with reorganizing operational expenses as a result of a decrease in revenue. Some examples may include:

  • Costs associated with partnering with another organization to move into shared office space
  • Costs associated with partnering with another organization to share front office administrative expenses
  • Costs associated with merger between two organizations
  • Consultants to help organizations with merger
  • Legal fees related to restructuring

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


  • Must provide services within Lake County, Indiana
  • Must be classified by the IRS as a 501c3
  • Must be registered with the Indiana Secretary of State as a nonprofit


  • Ineligible organizations:
    • Private and publicly funded schools (K-12) and institutions of higher learning
    • Organizations that require participation in religious services as a condition of receiving services
    • Organizations that have discriminatory policies and/or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex/gender, marital status, family status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or political beliefs


This page was last reviewed June 06, 2021 and last updated June 06, 2021