(Dec. 20, 2018) – The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis announced grants totaling $200,437 in its Nonprofit Capacity Building funding category. These grants are awarded annually to established nonprofits that are working to become more effective organizations by increasing efficiencies in operations.
These grants often support projects like technology improvements, evaluation of core programs, and staff or board training.
“Through these grants, we address how vital but often overlooked it is for a nonprofit to have access to funds specifically to boost its infrastructure so that its programs and services can be sustained into the future,” said Elizabeth Warren, the foundation’s director of grants & initiatives.
This year’s grant awards, to a total of 19 organizations, range from $2,262 to $20,000. One grantee is One Step Initiative, a nonprofit founded in 2014 that provides study-abroad opportunities to underserved high school students who otherwise would not be able to afford global education.
The $7,277 grant will enable One Step Initiative to develop a new website that will streamline the student application process, integrate with its database, and support e-commerce opportunities.
“With this grant, One Step Initiative can complete the funding gap for a newly integrated website that will have a direct impact on organization operations, development, program administration, and revenue-generating opportunities,” remarked Nykesha Cole, the nonprofit’s director of operations. “Moreover, more underrepresented youth will be exposed to our mission of providing ‘education beyond borders’ and the tremendous expanded worldview that international education immersion brings.”
A complete list of grantees is:
Each grantee must raise a dollar-for-dollar match. Nonprofit Capacity Building grants, which are awarded from the Foundation’s Community Partnership Fund, are decided by a committee of community volunteers.
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