Nonprofit Capacity Building 2015 Grants

In order to do great work, nonprofits need strong leaders, clear plans, efficient systems, and a sustainable revenue stream. This takes investment in staff and time to explore and plan—something for which many nonprofits on limited or restricted budgets have little resources to spare. Through this new grant round, we hope to strengthen the nonprofit sector itself while fostering greater understanding for funders and donors about the value of this type of support by showcasing best practices in mergers, strategic planning, and fundraising.

In 2015, Nonprofit Capacity Building made 26 grants totaling $62,550.

The following organizations received grants supporting either strategic planning, orchestrating a merger, or long term planning for diversified, sustainable financial resources:

Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community received $1,250 to support strategic planning.

CCTV Center for Media & Democracy received $2,500 to support planning to improve development capacity and create sustainable revenue streams for Common Good Vermont

Common Ground Center received $2,200 to support strategic planning.

Community Justice Network of Vermont received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Friends of Dog Mountain received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Global Campuses Foundation received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Groundworks Collaborative received $2,500 to support strategic planning following a merger with Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center

Marble House Project received $2,350 to support strategic planning.

ME2/Orchestra received $2,000 to support strategic planning.

Mobius received $2,500.00 for to support strategic sustainability planning for the future.

Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Onion River Exchange received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link received $2,250 to support development of a fundraising plan.

Stern Center for Language and Learning received $2,500 to support strategic planning. This project was co-funded with New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Vermont Center for Ecostudies received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Vermont Council on World Affairs received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Vermont Humanities Council received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Vermont State Colleges received $2,500 to support development of a shared fundraising strategy.

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund received $2,500.00 for VT Sustainable Jobs Fund Strategic Planning

Vermont Workers Center received $2,500.00 to support strategic planning.

Vital Communities received $2,500 to support the merger of the Sustainable Energy Resources Group (SERG) into Vital Communities

VSA Vermont received $2,500 to support donor engagement planning.

WholeHeart received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Women Writing VT received $2,500 to support a fundraising plan.

Wonder & Wisdom received $2,500 to support strategic planning.

Wonderfeet Kids' Museum received $2,500 to support development of a fundraising plan.