Funding Area: Capacity Building for Nonprofits

The Capacity Building for Nonprofits grant program strengthens internal capacity and professional development while also encouraging collaboration and a shared vision amongst small and mid-sized nonprofits in Pontiac.

The Capacity Building for Nonprofits program includes three grant opportunities:

  1. Professional Leadership Development: Support for individuals working in civic, nonprofit or community organizations to participate in professional development activities.
  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 & Resource. Organizational Culture. Strategy & Planning, Program Management, & Evaluation. Leadership & Governance.
  3. Collaboration Development: Support for small and medium sized nonprofits to more effectively cooperate, communicate, and coordinate for consensus-building, shared policies, practices, and projects.

The application period is currently closed. The 2022 program will be announced in Winter/Spring 2022.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

What is capacity building?

We define capacity building as support through funding or training that develops staff skills and organizational systems.

Learn about other funding areas

Interested in applying for a grant?
See our current grant opportunities here.

Past Grantees

2020 Pontiac Leaders Grants

  • Bound Together
  • Center for Success Network
  • Centro Multicultural La Familia, Inc.
  • City of Hope CDC
  • Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
  • Growing Pontiac
  • Oakland Forward Education Fund
  • Venture, Inc.
  • We Care Neighborhood Association

2020 Pontiac Organizational Grants

  • 2 As 1 Forever, Inc.
  • Centro Multicultural La Familia, Inc.
  • Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
  • Greater Pontiac Community Coalition, Inc.
  • Micah 6 Community
  • Michigan Animal Rescue League
  • Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society
  • Pontiac Community Foundation
  • Pontiac’s Little Art Theatre

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Questions? Feel free to contact

Freyja Harris

Director, Pontiac Funders Collaborative and Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion