The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation
Name and location of sole intermediary: The Conservation Fund's Resourceful Communities Program (TCF/RCP). Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Summary: TCF/RCP is located in North Carolina and has worked for 20+ years as an intermediary, providing technical and financial assistance to build the capacity of grassroots organizations in the state's most socially and economically distressed counties. For the "Building Nonprofit Capacity in North Carolina" project, we will utilize a framework based on our extensive experience. Twenty recipients will be selected for intensive capacity building training and support. An organizational assessment will determine training priorities and all organizations will receive support in developing and implementing a "performance management system." In addition, TCF/RCP will offer skills-building workshops twice annually. The workshops will be replicated regionally across the state at three different locations, for a total of twelve workshops. These workshops will be offered at no cost, with meals and travel reimbursement provided.
Geographic Scope of work: TCF/RCP will serve organizations in the rural counties of North Carolina (determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, using the 2003 Rural-Urban Continuum Code of 4 or higher) and/or "pockets of need" (communities where the household income averages 200% or less of the Federal poverty line).
Number of nonprofits we will serve: We will provide individual assistance to 20 organizations. We will also offer a total of 12 skills-building workshops over the project period. The average attendance at each of our workshops is 50 participants.
Amount Requested: $200,000 over a 2 year period.