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.

Nonprofit Toolbox prioritizes requests in the following areas:

  • Board development
  • Strategic planning
organizations received a Nonprofit Toolbox in 2017
value of consulting services provided to nonprofits in 2017
nonprofits strengthened since 2010

2020 Grant Cycle Timeline

Thank you for your interest in this program. Information about 2020 grant cycles will be available in May 2020.

In the meantime, please sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter at the bottom of this page for the latest updates and complete or update your Common Grant Application. Completion of the Common Grant Application is the best way for us to get to know you. It is also the first step to being considered for the Foundation’s grant programs and for funding opportunities through the Foundation’s donors.

Eligibility and Application Materials

2020 grant deadlines and guidelines will be available in May 2020.
For reference only, 2019 guidelines can be found here.

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.

Apply Now