What We Fund

The funding areas we have identified align with areas of greatest need for Pontiac’s nonprofits and represent the overlapping interests of this group of funders.

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.

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Collective Impact

Support for the creation of a cross-sector collaborative that uses a collective impact approach to bring partners together around shared outcomes for the community.

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Support to help formalize a local entrepreneurial ecosystem that includes diverse, long-standing residents as business owners.

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Key Institutions

Support for key institutions to develop and implement their visions, leverage other funding, and build capacity for the long term.

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Public Spaces

Support for collaborative, shovel-ready public space projects that include effective community engagement.

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Storytelling & Communications

Support for efforts that create accessible and relevant channels of communication about innovation, entrepreneurship, community and growth in Pontiac.

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Workforce Development

Support for existing workforce development organizations or initiatives that are working to ensure residents have the skills they need to fill available jobs, and also have an entry point to access those jobs.

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Grant Opportunities

The Pontiac Funders Collaborative is supporting the creation of a cross-sector collaborative that uses a collective impact approach. Members of the Collaborative began meeting with a group of approximately 40 community leaders and residents in early 2020.

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Katie Brisson, VP, Program

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Katie Brisson

Vice President, Program