The COVID-19 Recovery to Rebuilding Capacity Building Grant opportunities are open to all agencies who received funding through the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. These grants are intended to support organizations who endured significant operational and/or programmatic impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who are serving individuals in communities of low and very low Child Well-Being.
All Child Well-Being Mission Fund grants are organized into three major approaches: Direct Service, Systems Approach, and Capacity Building. For more information on the Fund and what type of work falls into each of these approaches, click here.
The COVID-19 Recovery to Rebuilding Capacity Building area is requesting proposals from organizations providing services in the following two opportunities. Applicants can apply to only one opportunity.
Organizational Capacity Building
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits had to quickly shift their operations and service delivery. With an Organizational Capacity Building grant, grantees will have the opportunity to participate in a capacity building needs assessment and build a customized capacity building plan. Grants awards will support the implementation of the capacity building plan.
Selected organizations will start their capacity building journey by completing the Impact for Capacity Building Assessment (iCAT). The iCAT is an organizational assessment, planning and evaluation tool that assesses six key organizational capacities: Leading, Learning, Resource Generating, Planning, Managing, and Overseeing. It incorporates input from multiple organizational stakeholders to generate a series of detailed and prioritized recommendations, and a capacity building plan. Read more about it here.
United Way and your organization will debrief the report together to identify the priority recommendations from the report. The grant funds will be used to support the implementation of these priority capacity building recommendations.
At United Way of Greater Atlanta, we frame capacity building as a positive-minded endeavor to improve growth edges and increase strengths. It is not a sign of failure, poor performance, or a reprimand. This grant opportunity is for organizations who are ready to undertake significant capacity building efforts.
Successful capacity building efforts will often require participation from individuals across an organization’s structure (Staff, Leadership, Board of Directors) and dedicated time to focus on the capacity building project.
Resiliency Planning Capacity Building
The Resiliency: Reset Your Strategy program is an 8 week program focusing on strengthening your organization’s ability to adapt to both the continued needs of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the shifting landscape between now and recovery. This program will be run by Georgia Center for Nonprofits in Spring 2022, and includes:
Through this virtual program, organizations will work with a consultant and a cohort of other nonprofits to develop their strategy for keeping their organization sustainable through this year and the next, and pick up skills to continue adapting in the years to come.
We will be prioritizing applicants with annual organizational budgets under $500,000.
The grant process has five phases that will extend from January – May 2022. More information will be provided in the Applicant Orientation.
Applicant Orientation Webinar
Application opens Jan. 12, 2022
Application deadline: February 2, 2022
All applications submitted through FLUXX
No incomplete or late submissions accepted
Mid-February – Early April
Assessment of application
Follow up questions
United Way Leadership volunteers make grant decisions
All applicants notified
Late April – Mid May
Development of measures
United Way of Greater Atlanta will be accepting applications from January 12, 2022 – February 2, 2022 through our grants portal FLUXX. The link will to the application will go live on January 12, 2022.
An Applicant Orientation Webinar will be offered on Friday, January 7 and Tuesday, January 11. Register now.