Capital Grants

A capital campaign is an intensive fundraising effort organized to meet a specific financial goal within a specified period of time. Included within the classification of a capital campaign are such projects as the construction of a facility, purchase of equipment and endowment support. A capital grant should do more than just build or renovate a building. An ideal capital grant helps an organization that is already strong. Capital projects, when done right, can be transformational, changing the arc of the nonprofit organizations that they support.

This Content Collection includes several articles and briefing papers from family foundations that have used capital grants as a core part of their strategy, along with sample guidelines for capital grants.

Colleague Perspectives and Guidance

Capital Grants Guidelines Examples

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