The National Council of Nonprofits defines capacity-building as “whatever is needed to bring a nonprofit to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, so it may more effectively and efficiently advance its mission into the future. Capacity building is not a one-time effort to improve short-term effectiveness, but a continuous improvement strategy toward the creation of a sustainable and effective organization.”

In response to the recommendations of both cohorts of its Equity + Health Fellows, RMHF is committed to providing capacity-building funding to nonprofits to advance health equity.

RMHF Trustees recently approved the following Increasing Access to Health Care Through Capacity Building grant applications totaling $50,000 over one year.

Organization Name: Greater Richmond Fit4Kids 
Program Title: Building Capacity: DEI as the Framework for Fit4Kids Strategic Plan
Amount: $10,000

Organization Name: Honoring Choices Virginia 
Program Title: Create a Multi-Year Development Plan to Support and Sustain Community-Based Advance Care Planning Program
Amount: $10,000

Organization Name: Legal Information Network for Cancer (dba CancerLINC) 
Program Title: Enable CancerLINC to Expand Development Capacity to Increase Sustainability
Amount: $15,000

Organization Name: Nurture (The OmMama Resource Center) 
Program Title: Cultivating Board Leadership, Governance, and Fundraising Through A Deep Equity Approach
Amount: $15,000