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

2019 Grant Cycle Timeline

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2 p.m.: Online Orientation
Friday, June 14, 2019 at noon: Application deadline
By August 16, 2019: Applicants are notified of funding decision

Eligibility and Application Materials

A recording of the online orientation session can be found here.

In 2019, the Foundation will have one Nonprofit Toolbox deadline and will support requests for strategic planning and board development support.

2019 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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