Capacity Building Grant
Application period is closed
Does your organization need capacity building support?
Do you work with deaf communities?
Examples of capacity building include:
Program Design Management and Evaluation
Healing and Restorative Justice
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
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Initial Application Instructions Video
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Advanced Application Instructions Video
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September 20 – October 6, 2021
(11:59 PM CST)
October 25 – November 18, 2021
Notification and Grants Disbursement
Start Grant Funded Projects
February 1, 2022
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Deaf Refugee Advocacy
Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults
Health Signs Center
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities
Partners in Deaf Health
The Learning Center for the Deaf
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Our 2020/2021 Grant Recipients
What types of organizations are eligible?
Any organization serving deaf communities can apply as long as it is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or has a fiscal sponsor.
Are large organizations excluded from this funding opportunity?
The Foundation did not cap the organization size to be eligible for this grant. However, preference may be given (a) to organizations and communities who are often overlooked by philanthropy, (b) communities with less access to power and opportunities, and c) historically underrepresented and underfunded organizations.
What do you not fund?
The Foundation will not fund individuals, sponsorship or capital project (such as: construction, renovation, or expansion).
Is there a maximum request for smaller organizations?
The maximum request is $25,000 regardless of organization size.
Can an organization apply for multiple projects?
We encourage organizations to choose one project to focus on.
Is this recurring funding?
We understand that capacity building is a continuous process and contingent upon funding being available, as grantees, additional funding opportunities may be made available to you in the future.
What are the anticipated reporting requirements?
The Foundation wishes to keep the reporting requirement simple. Grantees will participate in a mid-year site visit and/or check in call. Grantees will also be required to submit a final report at the end of the grant cycle. Reports will be made available in American Sign Language, English and Spanish. Lastly, organizations receiving funding will need to share a story of what they have accomplished and how the money has been spent.
• Meets eligibility requirements
• Sufficient information provided in application to make informed decision
• Strength of proposal in addressing a capacity need that will either improve operational or long-term sustainability of the organization
• Level of impact this funding will have on community
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