Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation: Capacity Building Grant

Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $40,000

Next deadline: May 15, 2019

Later deadlines: Sep 16, 2019, Jan 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Hawaii

Location of residency: Hawaii

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The Foundation wishes to support foster children, their caregivers, and transitioning foster youth. The Foundation recognizes that the strength and capacity of the nonprofit organizations and programs serving foster children, their families, and youth are key to the healthy development of foster children and transitioning youth. The Foundation offers this Request for Proposals to provide meaningful support that enables nonprofit organizations and programs to strengthen and grow their capacity to serve foster children, their caregivers and transitioning foster youth. 

Funding Priorities
The Foundation seeks to support projects that will increase the capacity of the organization, the program, or the system in the community to deliver quality services to the clientele described under Eligibility Requirements. Capacity building efforts may address:
  • Governance and leadership;
  • Strategic relationships;
  • Evaluation and impact;
  • Resource Development;
  • Internal operations and management;
  • Program design, delivery and evaluation;
  • Executive and key staff transitions; and
  • Staff training. 

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


  • Tax-exempt Hawaii organizations are eligible to apply. Organizations may be either 501(c)(3) or religious organizations.
    • Local units of national organizations must submit local unit financial information.
  • The majority percentage of the organization’s or program’s clientele or project beneficiaries must be:
    • Children in the foster custody of a Hawai`i state government agency;
    • Children placed by a Hawai`i state government agency in therapeutic foster placement or in kinship, foster, respite, guardianship, permanent custody, or adoptive families; or Their caregivers, or
    • Current foster youth or young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who have aged out of the state child welfare or mental health systems.
  • Grants generally range from $5,000 to $40,000 and may be multi-year commitments, based on submission of satisfactory progress reports.


  • Units of government and public schools are not eligible under this Request for Proposals.
  • Fiscal sponsorships are not permissible.
  • Grants will not be made for capital, endowments, regranting activities or operating costs.