Grief Reach Capacity Building Program – Jul 19

Posted by National Alliance for Grieving Children on June 25, 2019

National Alliance for Grieving Children Invites Applications for Grief Reach Capacity Building Program

The National Alliance for Grieving Children works to raise awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death. Through the collective voice of its members and partners, the alliance educates, advocates, and raises awareness about childhood bereavement.

In partnership with the New York Life Foundation, the alliance currently is inviting applications for its Grief Reach — Capacity Building Grants. Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of enhanced organizational capacity, development, and effectiveness to organizations providing children’s bereavement services in one of the following categories:

Planning Activities — Including organizational assessments; strategic planning; fund development; communications/marketing; recruiting or maintaining volunteer support; and business planning.

Staff/Board Development — Including leadership training; defining the role of the board; recruitment of new board members; and strengthening governance.

Strategic Relationships/Collaboration — Including technical assistance; consultant support; restructuring; mergers; or business planning.

Internal Operations — Including improvements to financial management, human resources, or volunteer management; development of evaluation systems and training; and facility planning.

Technology Improvements — Including improving IT capacity through upgrades to hardware and software; networking; updating websites; and staff training to optimize use of technology.

New Organization— New this year, this category is specifically for organizations under three years old conducting an organizational needs assessment or strategic planning.

Grants of $10,000 will be awarded to organizations with an annual budget of $50,000 or above, while grants of $20,000 will be awarded to organizations with a minimum organizational budget of $100,000. Up to twenty-five grants are available.

To be eligible, applicants must be a private, U.S.-based nonprofit; be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and have been in operation with 501(c)(3) status for at least a year.

The foundation will be hosting an informational Q&A webinar about the opportunity on July 11, 2019.

See the National Alliance for Grieving Children website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and/or to register for the webinar.

Deadline: July 19, 2019

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