Title: Fair Chance Nonprofit Capacity Building Program
Lead Intermediary: Fair Chance, 2000 M St., NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20015. Competencies: capacity building and organizational development expertise designed for small to mid-sized nonprofits, proven model for improving performance and sustainability of children and youth focused nonprofits. Proven ability to raise public and private resources to support free year-long capacity building services in high poverty communities.
Collaborating organization: Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Competencies: performance management and evaluation expertise, experience working with small to mid-sized nonprofits, understanding of Greater Washington, DC community.
Program Summary: Fair Chance proposes a Nonprofit Capacity Building Program with the following outcomes for small to mid-sized organizations:
- Performance management systems and tools for data gathering and reporting in place for up to 10 nonprofits resulting in informed project management; improved and accurate data collection and reporting; and strengthened outcomes and indicators to measure success.
- Successful completion for up to 15 community-based DC nonprofits serving low-income children and youth from a year-long Fair Chance capacity building partnership resulting in stronger organizational structures, management systems, performance towards intended outcomes, and planning for long-term sustainability.
- Participation of up to 70 nonprofit leaders in trainings on performance management, data collection, and evaluation concepts for nonprofits serving DC's most economically disadvantaged populations.
Geographic Areas/Communities: Washington, DC
Number of Nonprofits to be served: up to 70 nonprofits working with tens of thousands of DC children and youth.
Grant Amount Requesting: A two-year project budget of $594,944; $297,472 from CNCS; $297,472 in match funding from Fair Chance.