Investing in Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity


Well-run nonprofit organizations need funding to operate just like businesses in the for-profit sector. Marketing, advertising, software, office supplies, and other expenses come at a price and can be incredibly costly for nonprofit budgets. We understand that the best nonprofits are those that DO want to spend appropriate funding on administrative expenses but may not have the fnding to do so.

Be Impactful Capacity Grants are designed to give nonprofits the freedom and flexibility to spend their awards on overhead costs. The sustainability of our nonprofits depends on funding strategies to support the core capacities needed for effective operations. We want to spearhead efforts to build public understanding of the need to invest in nonprofit infrastructure to ensure that these organizatinos are around forever. 
Granted once a year, we will award two nonprofits our Capacity Grant to help support their operational expenses.  



Marketing & Marketing Materials 


Operations Expenses

Stewardship Tools

Professional Development

Sustainable Fundraising Tools

Office Supplies



  • Nonprofit organizations exempt from Federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
  • Units of government are eligible. 
  • Eligible organizations must be goverened by a volunteer board of directors.
  • Organizations must conduct business wihtout discrimination on teh basis of race, gender, or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or religious affliation. 


The Letter of Idea is not a "letter," but a series of questions asked through this application. Please answer the following questions in a separate document and attach it with your grant application. 
  • Will this funding help your organizatino better communicate its message to the community?
  • What has been holding you back from funding this area of need for your organization?
  • Have you pushed funding this need aside due to funding or staff deficits?
  • If you receive this grant, how will this funding help take your organization to the next level? Or how will this funding help your organization in the near future?


We accept one proposal per group per year (May 1 - June 30). Each year we will select two organizations to work with. 
Please fill out the Grant Application, answer the Letter of Idea questions, and submit your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - with the Subject Line: "Capacity Grant - Your Organization's Name" 
Deadlines for the Capacity Grant:
May 1, 2019 - Grant Cycle Opens
June 30, 2019 - Grant Cycle Closes
November 2019 - Awards Announced 

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