Community Enrichment and Organizational Development

This action area covers a broad range of activities that enhance the quality of life in our communities. They include community development, civic engagement, support for vulnerable populations, and arts and cultural initiatives.  It also seeks to help nonprofit efforts to enhance their organizational performance and staff development.

Community Enrichment Program Objectives

Advance community vitality. Vital communities are characterized by strong, active and inclusive relationships between residents, private sector, public sector and civil society organizations that work to foster individual and collective wellbeing.

Examples include:

  • Promoting community development
  • Advancing community diversity/inclusion
  • Strengthening arts and cultural assets
  • Enhancing supports for vulnerable populations


Re-Opening in July 2021

Organizational Development Program Objectives

Strengthen and/or increase the operational and strategic  capabilities of local nonprofit organizations. 

Examples include:

  • Strategic assessment/plan
  • Succession planning
  • Board development
  • Staff development
  • Merger or restructuring assessment


Re-Opening in July 2021

Grantee Reporting

Interim Progress Report
To be completed after month 6 of the granted project.

Final Progress Report
To be completed within 45 days of the end of the grant period.


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