Capacity Building

“Strong programs exist in strong organizations, and the strongest nonprofits are adaptable and resilient. They have effective leaders, good financial management, the ability to collaborate with others, and the space to plan, executive and assess new strategies. Capacity building is what allows nonprofits to build these skills and expertise — and more — so that they have what it takes to tackle deep-rooted problems.”

 – Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon recognizes that dedicated and committed nonprofit organizations work tirelessly, and often with scarce resources, to provide essential services to our community. Many times, these organizations elect to spend their resources on direct services to their clients and forego operational improvements.

Capacity building grants are designed to strengthen the organizational infrastructure, management, and governance of nonprofits. These grants are not about expanding an organization’s services, adding a new program, or renovating a building, but are designed to enhance internal systems that support improved and continued high-quality services to clients.

Capacity building support may include, but is not limited to:

  • Board, staff, and volunteer training and development
  • Hardware and software upgrades
  • Strategic, marketing, and communication plan development
  • Website development

Learn more about capacity building grants on our Healthy Communities Initiative page.