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March 3, 2014

Capital Region Capacity Building Grants

2014 Greater Capital Region Capacity Building Mini-Grant Program

In collaboration with a number of local funders, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region invites local nonprofit organizations to participate in the 2014 Greater Capital Region Capacity Building Mini-Grant Program.

By participating in at least three out of four course sessions detailed below, organizations will qualify for mini-grants of up to $2,500 for capacity building initiatives.

Eligibility for Course Participation:
    •    Together, the organization's executive director and one board member must attend at least three of the four course sessions listed below.
    •    Capacity Building Mini-Grant Program courses will be led by the New York Council on Nonprofits (NYCON). Sessions will take place at Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in Latham, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, on the following dates:
    ◦    April 11 - Duties and Responsibilities of a Board of Directors
    ◦    May 9 - Overseeing and Managing Board-Executive Relations
    ◦    June 13 - Strategic Governance, Strategic Development: Moving from Mission to Execution
    ◦    July 18 - Recruiting, Developing and Retaining a Motivated and High-Performing Board
    •    Applicants must represent a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that is located in, or provides a substantial service to residents/visitors of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery, Fulton, Warren and Washington counties.
    •    Applicants must have an annual organizational budget of $5 million or less.
To register, you will need the following information:
    •    The names, organizations, email addresses and daytime phone numbers for the board members who will be joining you;
    •    Your organization's Employer Identification Number (EIN);
    •    The number of employees at your organization;
    •    Your organization's annual budget amount.


For more information, including information on grant funding and eligible projects, please click here for the program flyer. Please read the flyer completely before registering.

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Six Tower Place - Albany, NY 12203
518-446-9638 - -

This program has been made possible with funding support from:
Albany Guardian Society | KeyBank 
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region | Pavonia Fund
Standish Family Fund | Linda G. Toohey Donor Advised Fund
The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

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