By Tobi Printz-Platnick and Rick Moyers
Most grant makers would agree, at least in principle, that helping nonprofits build organizational capacity is an important role for philanthropy. Some foundations offer grants specifically for this purpose, providing dedicated resources to enable grantees to add staff, hire consultants, and strengthen internal systems.
At the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, we recognize the value of these programs, but we also believe every foundation — whether or not it has a formal program offering technical assistance or grant dollars for capacity building or organizational effectiveness — has a variety of options to help grantees strengthen their infrastructure.
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