Organizational Effectiveness Grant

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Organizational Effectiveness Grant: Request for Proposals

Deadline Extended!

The deadline is August 24, 2015 at 12:00pm EST.

With funding provided by the Ball Brothers Foundation, IYI invites community and faith-based youth-serving nonprofit organizations to apply for assistance to improve their current effectiveness and their capacity to serve in the future.  Grantees are limited to organizations within Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Jay, Madison, Grant, and Blackford counties.  Two grants will be awarded.  Collaborative proposals from two or more agencies for a grant award will be accepted.

Two proposals will receive grants for consultation, executive coaching, and trainings. To learn more about the grants, the submission guidelines, and the selection criteria, please view the Request for Proposals.

Two proposals will be selected for this grant cycle to receive:

  • Up to 150 hours of coaching and technical assistance focused on one or more of the following:
    • Strategic planning
    • Fundraising and sustainability planning
    • Board development
    • Evaluation plans and processes
    • Financial management policies and processes
    • Human resources management policies and processes
    • Executive coaching
    • Another area that would increase the effectiveness of the organization
  • Registration, hotel and travel expenses for 2 persons to attend IYI’s Because KIDS COUNT Conference in Indianapolis on December 1-2, 2015
  • Registration, hotel and travel expenses for 1 person to attend Principles and Techniques of Fundraising (or similar class) taught by The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in the spring of 2015
  • The opportunity (based on successful completion of other activities) to apply for a sub-award of $10,000 to be used only for approved organizational effectiveness/capacity-building purposes.

Download the RFP:

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Questions? Call Carolyn Langan, Program Manager - Consulting, at 1-800­-343­-7060, x2716 or email

Thank you to the Ball Brothers Foundation
for its generous support of this grant opportunity!