Capacity Building Grants

These grants help strengthen organizations to better achieve their missions, promote continuous improvement, and/or increase organizational effectiveness.

Capacity Building Grants may be requested up to $10,000 (either a one or two-year grant). The total for a two-year request cannot exceed $10,000


  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Staff and Board Training
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) support

Priorities for Capacity Building Grants include (but are not limited to) these Focus Areas:

  • Small Arts Organizations
  • Organizations Improving the Quality of Life for Aging Adults
  • Organizations providing services to young children and their parents/caregivers
  • Organizations providing basic needs for vulnerable populations
  • Sector-wide Capacity Building Initiatives.


  • Technical Assistance appointments available 2/22/21 - 3/19/21, contact to schedule
  • March 24, 2021: Applications due by 5pm
  • April 30, 2021: Notified of decision
  • Grants may start beginning May 1, 2021

*Information on the 2022 Competitive Grant Opportunities will be posted in January 2022.




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For more information, contact Kathleen Shaw, Vice President of Programs, or 904.356.4483.

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