Capacity Building Grants for Microenterprise Development Organizations
Funded by the U.S. SBA PRIME Program
Capacity building is often defined as “actions that improve nonprofit effectiveness. “Thanks to the SBA PRIME Program, nonprofits that help low-income individuals start and expand small businesses can apply for assistance to increase capacity and impact.
Note: these grants do not include a monetary award but instead offer pro bono consulting worth $15,000. Selected organizations must provide an in-kind match of staff time devoted to the project plus up to $1,000 to defray the cost of travel expenses for the consultant’s site visit.
Consortium for Leaders in Women’s Microenterprise Development
Administered by Women’s Initiative for Self Employment with assistance from Friedman Associates.
Women’s Initiative is one of the largest organizations in the country helping low-income women build successful businesses. Four organizations that serve primarily low-income women entrepreneurs are eligible to receive capacity building assistance. This includes: strategic planning; fund development training; board development training; volunteer program management; messaging and external communications strategies; and program assessment and design, among other services.
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