Strengthening Partners - Technology Planning and Implementation Grants & Small Grants Program
Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
Grant amount: Up to US $125,000
Next deadline: Aug 22, 2018 8:59pm PDT (Pre proposal)
Later deadlines: Jan 17, 2019 8:59pm PST (Pre proposal), May 9, 2019 8:59pm PDT (Pre proposal)
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, General Operating Expense
Location of project: Counties in Massachusetts: Barnstable County, Dukes County, Essex County, Nantucket County, Counties in New York: Erie County, Niagara County Expand all
Location of residency: Counties in Massachusetts: Barnstable County, Dukes County, Essex County, Nantucket County, Counties in New York: Erie County, Niagara County Expand allView website Save Need help writing this grant?
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- Conceptual skills (e.g., language and literacy; money; time; number concepts; selfdirection)
- Social skills (e.g., interpersonal skills, social responsibility; self-esteem, gullibility, naïveté, social problem-solving; ability to follow rules/obey laws and avoid being victimized)
- Practical skills (e.g., personal care, occupational skills; healthcare; travel/transportation; schedules/routines; safety use of money use of telephone.
Small Grants Program
The Small Grants Program provides up to $30,000 for projects or purchases that do not involve service delivery. The Small Grants Program focuses on short-term (one year or less) projects that:
- help organizations pursue their missions more efficiently;
- consist of practical applications requiring little or no customization; or
- that are critical to an organization’s viability.
These can include:
- Capital/Equipment: Small purchases requiring one-time (i.e., non-recurring) capital or equipment purchases.
- Capacity Building: Specific activities or projects aimed at strengthening an organization’s governance, leadership, programmatic, or administrative capacity.
- Examples of allowable capacity building activities include: organizational assessment, an agency’s first audit, strategic and board planning, executive coaching and consulting, and staff participation in professional development.
- Program Development: Support for program development, program planning, or enhancement (but NOT service delivery).
The Technology Initiative
The Technology Initiative assists not-for-profit agencies in obtaining the technical expertise and equipment required to develop and implement a strategic technology plan. The Technology Initiative focuses exclusively on “back office” technology (i.e., technology used by staff) rather than on technology used by clients (e.g., computer labs). This initiative comprises two types of grants:
- Technology Planning grants provide up to $50,000 for not-for-profit agencies to hire a technology consultant to conduct a technology inventory and needs assessment; and to develop a two- or three-year technology plan that is explicitly aligned with the agency’s strategic or business plan.
- Technology Implementation grants provide up to $125,000 (requiring a dollar-for-dollar cash match) for not-for-profit agencies wishing to implement an existing technology plan that is explicitly aligned with an existing strategic/business plan.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Organizations located in and currently providing services to one or more of the populations the Tower Foundation serves (see Overview) within the following regions are eligible to apply for Tower Foundation grants:
- Barnstable County
- Dukes County
- Essex County
- Nantucket County
- New York
- Erie County
- Niagara County
- Additionally, applicants must be:
- not-for-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation that are not private foundations, or
- not-for-profit public benefit corporations, or
- public or diocesan school districts, or
- private or charter schools.
- The Foundation does not fund programs or projects that:
- provide private benefits for any grant recipient or affiliated person,
- attempt to influence legislation or intervene in any political campaign,
- contribute to capital campaigns
- consist of scholarships, services, or treatment for specific individuals,
- consist largely of general operating support.
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