Capacity Building Grants

These grants help strengthen organizations to better achieve their missions by promoting continuous improvement, and/or increasing 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
  • Curriculum and Program Supports


  • Nonprofits with current 501(c)(3) status, and a 2-year work history
  • Organizations serving at least one of these counties: Baker, Clay, Duval, Putnam, Nassau, St. Johns
  • Request can be made for up to $10,000

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.


  • February 1, 2022: Grants application process opens — Check out our 'How to Apply' Guide for detailed instructions!
  • Technical Assistance appointments available 2/2/22 - 3/21/22. Please submit your appointment request here.
  • March 23, 2022: Applications due by 5pm
  • May 16, 2022: Notified of decision
  • Grants may start as early as June 1, 2022 and must conclude by May 31, 2024

For more information, contact Reagan Bass, Program Associate, or 904.356.4483.

Applications are closed.

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Reagan Bass, MPA
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