Grant Application

Organizational Development Fund

The Foundation developed the Organizational Development Fund to assist the Foundation’s grantee partners with internal organizational development and capacity, which are critical to external effectiveness and long-term sustainability. The Organizational Development Fund offers support for staff, board, and volunteers to acquire training in: strategic planning, fundraising, grant writing, equity and inclusion, nonprofit management, governance and board development, membership cultivation, leadership, civic engagement, advocacy, grassroots community organizing, cross-sector partnerships, communications, technology, etc.

Application Requirements and Guidelines

Eligibility

  • 501(c)(3) organizations that applied for and been awarded a grant within the past 3 years. Note: 501(c)(3) organizations that received a re-grant do not qualify.
  • The opportunity must be offered by a reputable organization, consultant, or business.
  • The opportunity must have a set purpose, date, and budget.

Process

  • Qualifying organizations are eligible for up to $2,000 per year.
  • Awards may be made in multiple requests over the course of each year, not to exceed $2,o00.
  • Requests are processed monthly by a committee of Trustees.
  • Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and funding may reach its designated limit before the end of a year.
  • Contact info@sapelofoundation.org prior to completing the application form, to ensure that funds are available and the opportunity your organization selected meets the criteria.

Application and Evaluation

  • The “ODF Application Form” is in a hyperlink on the right-hand column of this page. Please scan the completed form (plus any receipts, budgets, or descriptions, or materials about the opportunity) into a single PDF and emailed it to: info@sapelofoundation.org. The subject line of your email should read: “ODF Application Form – [Name of Organization].”
  • The “ODF Evaluation Form” is in a hyperlink on the right-hand column of this page. Please scan the completed within 1 month of the completion of the opportunity or by Dec. 15 of the given calendar year, whichever comes first. Please email it to: info@sapelofoundation.org. The subject line of your email should read: “ODF Evaluation Form – [Name of Organization].”
  • Note: Each applicant will be contacted with a decision within a month of a submission. Sometimes additional information will be requested before a decision can be made. Selected organizations may be emailed an updated “ODF Evaluation Form” to complete.

Download Application Form here: ODF Application Form

Download Application Form here: ODF Evaluation Form