2011 Promising Projects — Strengthening Philanthropy
The projects listed below, from grants awarded last year, provide examples of "on-target" proposals in each of the Foundation's grantmaking program areas that seem to hold promise of high impact if implemented as planned.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation - $30,000www.grfoundation.org
Kent County nonprofit organizations that have been in existence for at least two years, and with annual budgets of at least $50,000 and no more than $2 million have access to technical assistance through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation administered, Kent County Nonprofit Technical Assistance Fund (Fund). Grants of $1,000 to $10,000 are available to local nonprofit to hire a consultant to assist with meeting specific technical or organizational needs. Examples of eligible activities include organizational assessment, strategic planning, board development, technology assessments and planning, fund development planning, financial management assessment, and marketing plans.
Investment in the Fund results in improved levels of technical assistance expertise participating nonprofits, improved efficiency and strengthen organizations to the benefit of the broader community.