Capacity Building

Funding core capacity building support for organizationally-ready nonprofits can lead to higher performing, more sustainable organizations that create greater program impact for those served, especially persons who are poor and vulnerable. The Marillac Mission Fund (MMF) believes that through their unique ability to care for, engage and empower people to be active on their own behalf, nonprofit organizations serve as catalysts for positive, substantive change in the conditions that improve the quality of life and empower individuals and communities to advocate for themselves. The Organizational Capacity Building Grant Program (CBG), is designed to provide support for improvements in key organizational functions within grantee organizations aligned with the MMF’s mission and focus areas.

There are two types of capacity building grants: Standard Capacity Building Grant program and Comprehensive Organizational Assessment & Report (COAR). The Standard CBG applications are considered twice a year:  February 1st for the grant period of May 1 – April 30, and August 1st for the grant period of November 1 – October 31. The COAR applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and grant decisions are made within six to eight weeks.