Capacity Building

The Capacity Building Grant Program (CBG) supports improvements in key organizational functions within nonprofits aligned with MMF focus areas. Funding capacity can lead to higher performing, more sustainable organizations that create greater program impact for those served, especially persons who are experiencing poverty. 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 quality of life.

We fund two types of capacity building grants: Standard Capacity Building Grant program and Comprehensive Organizational Assessment & Report (COAR).

  • The Standard CBG applications are concurrent with our responsive grants:  
    • Spring Due: February 1st for the grant period of May 1 – April 30
    • Fall Due: 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.