What We Fund

What Types of Capacity Building Projects Do We Fund?

All Forbes Funds grants must be used to hire a third party expert to develop a solution for a capacity building challenge. Below is a list of the areas of capacity building we can support. 

Capacity Building Areas
Capacity Building Projects
Leadership Board development (not recruitment)
Succession planning (board & staff level)
Finance Financial Analysis
Facilities Facilities plan
Energy audit
Systems IT audit/assessment
Staffing structure
Risk management
Strategy Strategic priority-setting
Business plan
Market research
Organizational assessment
Perception analysis
Feasibility analysis
Scenario planning
Organizational Realignment Organizational restructuring
Stabilization plan
Service collaboration
Administrative collaboration
Merger
Dissolution
Acquisition
 
Please refer to this document to review how we define each of the areas listed above.

Note: Management Assistant Grants (MAGs) are not made to cover fees and/or costs already incurred, or projects already under way, including capacity-building projects for which the organization has already signed contracts with its preferred provider. Additionally, The Forbes Funds does not provide operating, program, or staffing support.