Pontiac Capacity Building Grant Application

The Pontiac Capacity Building program provides grants to civic, community, and nonprofit organizations in Pontiac.

The program is supported by the Pontiac Funders Collaborative, administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

This program includes three categories of grant opportunities:

  1. Professional Leadership Development: Support for individuals working in civic, nonprofit or community organizations to participate in professional development activities. Grant Amount: $2,500 – $5,000.
  2. Organizational Development: Support for small and mid-size nonprofit organizations seeking to improve their capacity to better serve the community in one or more of the following areas: Operations; Funding & Resources; Organizational Culture (e.g. Leadership coaching, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training or organizational policy development); Strategy & Planning; Program Management & Evaluation; Leadership & Governance. Grant Amount: $10,000. 
  3. Collaboration Development: Support for small to mid-size nonprofits to work together more effectively. Grant Amount: $15,000.

Informational Webinar

Click on the link below to view a recording on the capacity building grant information session.

Watch THE Webinar

As part of their grant award, all grantees will have access to a list of technical assistance providers; have the opportunity to join a learning and networking cohort with other grantees; and will have access to the Michigan Nonprofit Association’s free nonprofit assessment tool, which can help organizations identify areas for strengthening.


  • September 4, 2023: Deadline to Register in FLUXX 
  • September 11, 2023 at 5pm: Applications close 

Applications Are Now Closed


Please review the Grantmaking Guideline to learn the key facts about the process, and to get answers to our more frequently asked questions.

Important Note: We have a new online grants management system. If you think you will apply for a Pontiac Capacity Building grant, you should go on the site now and register your organization by September 4. Registration only needs to happen once, but is required before you can submit an application. Contact our grants management team for any questions.

Questions? Feel free to contact

Erin Casey

Director, Pontiac Funders Collaborative

Contact Erin