As such, Colorado Springs Health Foundation is offering an ongoing funding opportunity aimed at investing in organizational capacity-building or technical assistance. We are interested in “well-defined projects to develop or refine skills, strategies, organizational systems and/or structures.”1
The purpose is to help organizations function more effectively.
Examples of capacity-building or technical assistance projects include but are not limited to
- Planning, e.g. strategic, operational, succession or other key transitions, fund development, etc.
- Assessing impact (evaluation)
- Board and/or staff development related to improving governance and management, e.g. board governance training, leadership coaching, staff training, cultural inclusiveness work, etc.
- Merger, dissolution or other restructuring efforts
- Communication strategies
- Process improvement work (e.g. LEAN)
What it is not
Support for direct services (e.g. hiring staff), organization or program expansion or capital projects
Proposals with the following attributes will be considered more competitive:
- Tight alignment with one of Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s funding focus areas
- Clear logic between how the capacity-building/technical assistance work will improve the organization’s potential for making a significant, positive impact on community health
- Good-faith commitment to engage fully in the capacity-building/technical assistance effort(s) and to integrate the learnings/implications into the organization’s future work
Current funded partners (grantees) are eligible to apply. Organizations that have an application pending with CSHF are eligible to apply. Organizations that are not current or past funded partners are eligible to apply.