Progress and Enhancement Fund
Impact Alamance is currently accepting applications for the Progress and Enhancement Fund. This is a competitive one-time grant opportunity of up to $50,000 that can be awarded to Alamance County 501 (c)(3) non-profits seeking to improve access to care, education, or the economy as identified in the 2022 Community Health Assessment for Alamance County. Grant awards can be used for equipment needs only.
- Must be located in Alamance County, serving Alamance County residents.
- Organization must have its 501(c)3/nonprofit status for at least 2 years.
- Organization must demonstrate that they have the capacity to manage a grant.
- Funds requested can be used for equipment needs only.
- Request must be tied to a Alamance Community Health Assessment priority – Access to Care, Education or Economy.
- Equipment must be used on a consistent basis (at least weekly).
- Organizations that have had a vehicle funded previously are not eligible for future vehicle requests.
- Organizations that received funding in 2022 are not eligible to apply until 2024.
Priority will be given to organizations serving a large percentage of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) in Alamance County.
We are NOT able to provide grants to the following:
- Organizations that cannot provide a W9 or current solicitation license.
- Building construction or expansions
- Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns.
- Charter schools, private schools and individual public schools
- For-profit organizations
- Youth sports/Little league teams/booster clubs/scouting organizations
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status or religion
- Individual churches
Organizations interested in applying are invited to attend a zoom information session about this grant opportunity. It is not mandatory to attend the session. Information sessions will be held:
Pleased submit the Letter of Intent form below, due by 5pm, March 9, 2023. Be prepared to provide organization and contact information, a very brief description of the project, and an approximate project dollar amount you are requesting. For specific questions contact Marcy.Green@conehealth.com
Progress and Enhancement Fund Letter of Intent
Grant Writer Assistance
The Grant Writer Assistance program is designed to build the capacity of local nonprofits to further support the services they offer to our community. Recent surveys of local nonprofits identified capacity building as a top need for organizations. Many nonprofits lack the time, skills and resources to focus on grant writing. Therefore, many grant opportunities that could improve and enhance health opportunities in our community are not pursued.
In response to this need, Impact Alamance offers grant-writing services free of charge to those organizations that qualify. If you are interested in this service, please submit a grant assistance application form posted below. Applications will be accepted year-round.
Guidelines and Application Eligibility:
- Organization must have its nonprofit status for at least 3 years.
- Organization must have identified a grant opportunity of at least $50,000. If the organization is serving a large percentage of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) flexibility on the dollar amount of the grant amount may be permitted. Please email Marcy.Green@conehealth.com to set up a time to discuss.
- The grant must meet an identified need in Alamance County.
- The organization must have the capacity to manage a large grant.
An effective board is vital to the overall success of an organization. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Even if your organization has an effective board, on-going assessment, training, and development is needed on a regular basis in order to provide the organization with the leadership it needs in an ever-changing and challenging environment.
Impact Alamance is pleased to be able to bring this board development opportunity for board development to Leadership Institute members and alumni. This training will be designed specifically for your organization’s board and tailored to their exact needs for development.
Criteria for Applying:
- This program is for existing boards of nonprofit organizations who together are committed to enhancing their skills and capabilities to provide effective leadership and governance to their organization and its mission.
- Your executive director must be a current or former participant of The Leadership Institute.
- Completed Application due by April 5, 5pm.
- Letter of commitment from Executive Director.
- Letter of commitment from Board Chair.
- Each board member will agree to complete an anonymous board assessment.
- Each board member will agree to participate in a four-hour retreat.
What you will receive:
- BoardSource board self-assessment results from your board members that identifies opportunities for development.
- A half day board retreat based on review of the board self-assessment report.
Session content will include:
- Roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards;
- Six areas of organizations development;
- Mission, Vision and Strategy
- Governance and Leadership
- Resource Development
- Strategic Relationships
- Internal Operations and Management
- Program Delivery and Impact
- A written plan that outlines two to three commitments for next steps, based on the retreat discussions with the board members.
- Two to three phone and email consultations with executive director and board chair prior to the board retreat.
- Post retreat meeting/phone call for follow-up on next step commitments
Nonprofit Organizational Assessment and Capacity Building
This program is designed to build the capacity of local nonprofits to further support the services they offer to our community. Impact Alamance supports organizations to strengthen and enhance core infrastructure so they can deliver quality programming more effectively and efficiently. Such support enables the organizations to focus on how they must operate in order to achieve their mission. Impact Alamance will offer an organizational assessment free of charge to those organizations that qualify. Upon successfully completing the organizational assessment and identifying the top capacity issue for the organization, Impact Alamance will then provide technical assistance for capacity building that addresses that specific issue as well as evaluation assistance.
Guidelines and Application Eligibility:
- Executive director must be a current or former participant of The Leadership Institute;
- The board of the nonprofit must have received board development training within the past 3 years;
- Must have had an executive director in place for at least one full year;
501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and in operation for at least 3 years;
- Local organization located in Alamance County.