The John Rex Endowment announces four Capacity Building Initiative grants, which total more than $110,000, for nonprofits in Wake County. The intent of the Capacity Building Initiative is to build the strength and resilience of local nonprofits that serve at-risk children and youth.
Community Partnerships, Inc. (CPI), Girls on the Run of the Triangle, and Triangle Family Services will each receive a capacity building grant, which provides funding for organizations to plan for or implement strategies identified through a completed organizational assessment process for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and sustainability.
Loaves and Fishes Ministry will receive an organizational assessment grant, which is a specific type of Capacity Building Initiative funding that enables nonprofits to undergo an assessment of current capacities.
Capacity Building Initiative projects may focus on mission, vision, and strategy; governance and leadership; resource development; strategic relationships; internal operations and management; and program delivery and impact.
“We are committed to helping nonprofits build capacity by providing resources that allow them to engage in planning and implementation for enhanced performance and increased efficiency,” said Kevin Cain, president and CEO of the John Rex Endowment. “We support activities that can strengthen vital services provided by nonprofit agencies for children and youth in Wake County.”
Since 2009, the John Rex Endowment has supported 45 capacity building grants totaling more than $900,000 funded through the Capacity Building Initiative.