Capacity Building at the Health Fund
The Health Fund knows that nonprofits have a critical role in empowering people and communities across the state to improve their health. Every day, we see organizations working diligently for a healthier Michigan—often constrained by tight budgets, restricted funds, and a small scale. We seek to equip health-focused nonprofits with the funding, tools, and training to level up their work and focus on their mission. To that end, we offer a range of options to grantees to help them build and find additional capacity.
2023 Capacity-building grants
Available for both individual organizations and collaboratives, the Health Fund makes capacity building grants of up to $150,000. Our 2023 progam is now open! We will be accepting concept papers and proposals on a rolling basis and announcing grant decisions in three cycles throughout the year, with deadlines for each listed at right.
For more details about timelines, proposal criteria and the application process, please view the RFP. View our past capacity building grants here and read about the other capacity building resources we offer to grantees below.
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From January 11, 2023
Concept papers due
January 26, April 20, July 27
February 23, May 16, August 21
May, August, November
Additional capacity building resources
Organizations that would otherwise not have the means to attend professional conferences are invited to apply for the Health Fund’s Attend/Present Scholarship. We welcome applicants who will use conference attendance to help build networks, inform thinking, shape projects, raise professional awareness, set the stage for future work, or build the field as related to the Health Fund’s mission. Click here for more information.
Eligibility: All current and past Health Fund grant recipients are invited to apply.
Catchafire: Skilled volunteers looking to help you
Catchafire connects nonprofits with passionate, pro-bono professionals for consulting as well as full projects. You might work with a marketing expert on a website upgrade or a new flyer, talk to a veteran CEO about strategic planning, or find an excel whiz to help you organize your budget. The possibilities can be overwhelming, so we recommend checking out Catchafire’s Discover page, watching a webinar we hosted for Health Fund grantees, or joining one of Catchafire’s topical webinars.
Eligibility: The Health Fund offers Catchafire access to all health focused nonprofits in Michigan, and other Michigan nonprofits might be eligible through the One Michigan portal.
MemoryFox is a storytelling tool for capturing stories and sharing impact, all rolled into one simple-to-use platform. You can collect testimonials from program participants, centralize photos of your work in action, present compelling narratives to donors, and more. Check out these examples to learn more:
Eligibility: All Health Fund grantees and partners are eligible for a MemoryFox subscription.
Listen4Good helps organizations gather and analyze client feedback data for fundraising, strategic decision-making, and advancing equity goals. Register for one of Listen4Good’s upcoming informational webinars or schedule a time to chat with a Listen4Good teammate.
Eligibility: All Health Fund grantees and their project partners are eligible to participate with Listen4Good.
Michigan Nonprofit Association technology partnership
The Health Fund partners with MNA to provide technology assessments; funding of up to $5,000 for new equipment such as laptops, monitors, servers, and conferencing software; and up to two years of cybersecurity support.
Eligibility: Participation requires an organizational technology assessment and depends on the size of the organization.