Capacity Grants

Programmatic Intent

Capacity grants provide support for internal improvements that in turn enhance a nonprofit’s capacity to advance its mission.

Applicant Eligibility

  • To view overall eligibility guidelines for applicant organizations please click here.

Funding Criteria

  • Additional Capital programmatic criteria include:
  • Fiscally sponsored organizations are only eligible for support to enable them to achieve 501(c)(3) status.
  • To view the Capacity Framework, including eligible and ineligible activities for Capacity grants, please click here.

Ineligible Activities

  • Please click here to view activities that are ineligible for funding from any of CFWM’s grant programs.

Available Funding

  • Grant range: $1,000 to $15,000
  • Duration of grants: Up to 1 year from grant award date.

Grant Process

  • All applicants must schedule and complete a discussion with the Capacity program officer 10 days prior to the grant deadline.
  • Applications must be complete including all correct attachments at time of submission.

Important Dates

  • Application opening: July 16, 2018.
  • Submission deadline: September 7, 2018.
  • Reviews/site visits: Not available.
  • Decision: Not available.
  • Notification to applicants: Not available.

Application and Related Materials


  • For grant FAQ’s, please click here.

Contact Info

Michael DeChiara at