Nonprofit Toolbox

Tools to help nonprofits sustainable futures.

Think Inside the (Tool) Box

The Community Foundation’s commitment to strengthening and supporting our region’s nonprofits includes more than giving financial grants. The Nonprofit Toolbox provides nonprofit organizations with tools to strengthen their management, governance and operations.

Most Nonprofit Toolbox awards are not cash awards; rather, they’re custom-designed packages of management consulting to help solve a key organizational challenge or problem.

Organizations selected to receive a Nonprofit Toolbox grant work with a specialist to construct a package of customized assistance. The specialist oversees the award and delivery of professional services to ensure the organization’s outcome is achieved within the designated time frame.

The Foundation also offers awards to build the technological capacity of nonprofits. These grants are in the form of both technology consulting services and cash grants to implement technology improvements and upgrades.

Although requests for all types of awards will be accepted, Nonprofit Toolbox prioritizes requests in the following areas:

  • Board development
  • Financial management
  • Human resources
  • Marketing planning
  • Resource development
  • Strategic planning
  • Succession planning
  • Technology
organizations received a Nonprofit Toolbox in 2015
value of consulting services provided to nonprofits in 2015
nonprofits strengthened since 2010

2018 Grant Cycle Timeline

  • Noon, Friday, March 2, 2018: Winter deadline (all types of grants)
  • Noon, Friday, August 31, 2018: Fall deadline (all types of grants)

Eligibility and Application Materials

The 2018 Nonprofit Toolbox orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Register here for the orientation. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be posted at a later date.

2018 Guidelines

For more information about Nonprofit Toolbox grants, please contact

Hannah Klemm
Program Assistant

Lauren Jeong
Program Associate

The Journey Starts Here

Ready to get started? Just visit our Nonprofit Online Portal to complete your Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application and Grant Application Supplement.

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