Capacity-Building Grants

The Foundation makes capacity-building grants for activities and projects that will help nonprofits enhance their internal workings to better fulfill their missions and achieve outcomes that are more impactful.

We believe that strong governance, effective management, and regular adaptation are essential in order for nonprofits to thrive, and we accept funding requests from nonprofits in a variety of capacity-building areas.

Requests may include a wide variety of expenses, including consultants’ fees and new staff salaries, with a maximum request amount of $25,000.

What We Fund

Governance, Leadership, Staff Development
  • Board development
  • Succession planning
  • Professional development/staff training
  • Executive coaching
  • Human resource assistance
Learning, Adaptation, Evaluation
  • Organizational assessments
  • Organizational restructuring
  • Program restructuring and/or realignment
  • Strategic planning
  • Merger exploration/assistance
  • Back office collaboration/shared services
  • Service/program collaboration
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Service/program evaluation
Technical Skills
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Information technology assistance
  • Marketing/communication plans/assistance
  • Outreach and advocacy skill development
  • Development plans/assistance
  • Software
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Training/coaching for developing/using asset-based approaches
  • Participant inclusion training/coaching
  • Unconscious Bias training/coaching
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion training/coaching

How to Apply

Visit the Foundation’s Grant Application Portal for application deadlines.

For more information
Grants Questions?
Grants Manager
grants@wsfoundation.org
(336) 725-2382