Nonprofits: Register now for the 2016-2017 Capacity Building Progam

This program made possible with funding support from
Albany Guardian Society  ·  Bender Family Foundation  ·  The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region KeyBank Foundation  ·  The Lincoln Fund  ·  Linda G. Toohey Donor Advised Fund  ·  MVP Health Care  ·  Pavonia Fund  ·  Standish Family Fund  ·  Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation  ·  United Way of the Greater Capital Region


Please note: this program is now filled for the 2016-2017 year.
Click here to be added to the waiting list for this program.
Please contact the Community Foundation at (518) 446-9638 with any questions.


In collaboration with several local funders, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region invites local nonprofit organizations to participate in the 2016-2017 Greater Capital Region Capacity Building Mini-Grant Program. By participating in at least three out of five course sessions, organizations can qualify for mini-grants of up to $2,500 for capacity building initiatives.

Capacity building is defined as the activities that strengthen the infrastructure and operations of nonprofit organizations, ultimately making them more effective, efficient, and better able to fulfill their mission. Capacity building involves development of an organization’s core capabilities such as staff and board leadership, financial management, fundraising, use of technology and evaluation processes. Capacity building is facilitated through technical assistance, organizational and leadership development, coaching, training, networking, strategic planning, and management consulting.

This program is offered free-of-charge thanks to the generosity of the funders listed above.

This program filled up quickly in 2014 and 2015. Don’t miss out–click the link above to register as soon as possible! To register, you will need the following information: 

  • The names, organizations/affiliations, email addresses and daytime phone numbers for the board member(s) who will be joining you on each date;
  • Your organization’s Employer Identification Number (EIN);
  • The number of employees at your organization;
  • Your organization’s annual budget amount (must be below $5 million to participate).

Please note: all information is required at the time of registration (including the names and required information for your board members). Without this information, your registration cannot be processed and you will not be registered for the program. 

 For more information, including information on grant funding and eligible projects, click here for the program flyer. Please read flyer completely before registering.